CHANDIGARH : State of Punjab today finalized plan to spend Rs. 3541 crore on flagship education schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rasthriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan( RMSA) ,Mid-day Meal scheme. Approval for Annual Work Plan/ Budget for these flagship schemes for year 2016-17 was accorded during the Executive Committee meeting of these schemes held under the chairmanship of Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal, Chief Secretary Punjab.
Under Mid-day meal scheme the plan to spend Rs. 348.33 crore was approved to be submitted to Government of India. The plan included mid-day meal to 9, 81,887 primary students and 7, 06,507 upper primary students. The total plan cost included Rs. 209 crore on cooking cost, Rs. 59 crore on cooks’ honorarium, Rs. 26 crore on cost of food grains etc. Software has been developed for sending advance messages to school in-charges and students regarding the visit of Health teams. 19508 schools have been visited by the health check-up teams.