The CM’s breakfast inaugurated in the center region

A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MP Stalin inaugurated the free nutritious breakfast scheme for Madurai government primary school students, several districts in the state launched the scheme on Friday.

On Friday, Municipal Administration Minister KN Nehru unveiled the free breakfast scheme at Naduvur Panchayat Union Primary School in Thuraiyur Block.

As many as 81 primary schools in Tiruchi district – 40 in urban areas and 41 in rural areas – have rolled out the program. About 5,633 students (2,928 urban and 2,705 rural) from poor families will benefit from the program.

Food for schools within the municipal boundaries will be prepared in the centralized kitchen set up in the Syed Murthuza Government Higher Secondary School complex near Marakkadai, and in the rural areas at the respective schools.

On Monday Rava upma with vegetable sambar will be served for breakfast. Breakfast will be semiya kichadi on Tuesday. On Wednesday it will be Pongal and on Thursday all the upma varieties. On Friday, semiya kichadi with sweet Kesari will be provided.

According to the program, the amount of food items per student will be 50 g of rice and 15 g of dal. The weight of cooked food should be 150-200 g. The amount of sambar will be 60 g. The statewide program is implemented in 1,545 schools, covering 1,14,095 students.


The free breakfast program was launched at Thirukokarnam Primary School in Pudukkottai by Minister of Law and Prisons S. Reghupathy, as well as Minister of Environment and Climate Change Siva V. Meyyanathan, in the presence by collector Kavitha Ramu.

No less than eight primary schools in the district, which has approximately 1,322 students, will benefit from the initiative. “Attending school on time and focusing on education is essential for children’s growth and this program is a lifeline for many students. It would also improve new enrollment as well as attendance for existing students,” Reghupathy said.


Collector T. Prabhushankar presented the program at Panchayat Union Primary School at Muthampatti in Karur. A total of 77 primary schools in the district, including 67 schools in Krishnarayapuram panchayat and 10 schools in Palaya Jeyankonda city panchayat, have rolled out the program, with about 3,469 students benefiting from it.


In Nagapattinam District, the program was introduced at a Corporation Primary School in Dada Nagar by Collector A. Arun Thamburaj with Nagapattinam Legislative Assembly (MLA) Member J. Mohamed Shanavas and Deputy Speaker of Kilvelur MLA Nagaimaali.

About 598 students from 11 primary schools will benefit from this program. “CM’s free breakfast program will have a big impact on the lives of poor children. The majority of students arrive at school hungry, which leads to malnutrition. To address the problem, the program aims to improve child nutrition and reduce the workload of mothers,” Mr. Thamburaj said.


Collector R. Lalitha started the initiative by serving breakfast to students at Kornad Kavingar Vedanayagam Primary School in the district. A total of 18 primary schools in the district, including 11 schools within the boundary of Mayiladuthurai municipality and seven schools in Sirkali municipality, have rolled out the program, with approximately 571 students benefiting.

The project aims to promote the education of poor students studying in public schools, eliminate dropouts and improve their learning ability, Collector said.

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