Kids in anganwadis to get whole milk

Kids in anganwadis to get whole milk

Kids in anganwadis to get whole milk

The state Cabinet on Tuesday decided to provide whole milk instead of skimmed milk to children in anganwadi centres under the Ksheera Bhagya Scheme.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said that as many as 39 lakh children in anganwadi centres will benefit from the initiative. It will cost the state exchequer an additional Rs 42.5 crore a year, he said.

The Cabinet also gave administrative approval for installation of solar panels on rooftops of state-owned warehouses with private investment under PPP model to generate 68 MW of solar energy.

 “The budget proposals for 2016-17 had stated that about 150 MW solar power could be generated under the scheme. But we had to scale down the estimated power that could be generated due to logistical reasons,” he said.

Jayachandra said the Cabinet gave its approval for distributing double fortified salt with iodine and iron under the public distribution system (PDS).

The Cabinet decided to extend government guarantee for a loan of Rs 600 crore procured by the Karnataka State Cooperative Marketing Federation and approved a revised estimate of Rs 79.76 crore for a new jail building in Shivamogga.

PS appointed for parl secy
The state Cabinet gave its nod to appoint M Ganesh, under secretary to government, as personal secretary to MLA Doddamani Ramakrishna who is parliamentary secretary to Water Resources Minister M B Patil. The appointment is on a contract basis.