The West Bengal government will start providing bags and shoes to students under the mid-day meal scheme. Along with the mid-day meal, the state government has decided to provide shoes to students of classes 1 to 4 and bags to students of classes 5 and 6.
The school education department has informed all the concerned officials and a proper schedule will be prepared to implement the scheme.
They issued guidelines to distribute mid-day meals. According to the norms, parents will come to schools to collect the mid-day meal instead of students while adhering to COVID-19 norms.
Besides basic food ingredients, other items like soap, soybean, and pulses have been included in the list of mid-day meals.