The Delhi government will provide students in its schools with dry rations under the noon meal plan for six months, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday.
The move comes in light of continued school closings since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When the schools closed, we decided to send the money for the noon meals to the parents’ account, but now it has been decided that we will give dry rations for six months,” Kejriwal said at a dry ration distribution event at a government school. in the Mandawali area.
Schools across the country were closed in March to contain the spread of COVID-19. They were partially reopened in some states as of October 15.
However, the Delhi government has announced that schools will not reopen in the national capital until a coronavirus vaccine is available.