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By Our Special Correspondent
Children in Class one to 7 in all Government and aided schools across the State will be covered by the scheme expected to be launched on November 1, Andhra Pradesh Formation Day.
The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, convened a high-level meeting with Ministers and senior officials at the Secretariat on Monday to finalise the scheme.
Implementation would be decentralised and the menu made "flexible,'' sources said. Items would include rice, `sambar', vegetable `curry', "pulihora'' (tamarind rice), `upma', `kichidi', etc.
The mid-day meal programme, introduced in the early 80s by N.T. Rama Rao to discourage drop-outs and boost retention in schools, floundered along the way on account of implementation snags. There was a demand in several quarters for revival of the scheme, particularly in the context of the severe drought prevailing in the State and more importantly, in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court.
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