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Kathmandu Metropolis extends midday meal programme up to grade 10



Kathmandu Metropolitan Mayor Balendra Shah. (file photo)

Kathmandu, Aug 21: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has decided to provide midday meal to students from Grade six to 10 of community schools within the metropolis.

Prior to this, the local government was managing the midday meal to students from Class six to eight and now it is to be available for students of Class nine and ten as well, according to Metropolis Education Department official Sitaram Koirala.

Koirala said the federal government provides Rs 15 per day meal for per student up to Class 6 and the local government has decided to add Rs 10 to each since last year. The local government has already written to community schools within the metropolis to manage midday meals for students of Class eight to 10 as well from the month of Bhadra, 2080 BS (August-September, 2023).