Teachers will be asked to prevent dropouts

Soon, teachers in government schools will be asked to counsel students who pass Class VIII and persuade them not to drop out of schools.  At a workshop on Karnataka Multi Sectoral Nutrition Projects on Thursday, Subhash Chandra Khuntia, Chief Secretary, government of Karnataka, said that there was a need to extend RTE to secondary education. However, the Union government has not taken any call on this yet, he said.

The workshop was organised to discuss the implementation of the nutrition project in Devadurga block, Raichur district and Chincholi block, Kalaburagi district. Under this, energy dense food is being supplied to three inter-generational target groups.

Speaking at one of the sessions, Alok Kumar, advisor, NITI Aayog said, one in two women is anaemic, one in three children is stunted, one in four children is malnourished and one in five children is wasted (low weight-for-height).  

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