Finance ministry did not provide budget for elementary students’ lunch: Education Minister Poudel

Published On: June 26, 2022 03:40 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 26: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Devendra Poudel has complained that the Ministry of Finance has not provided a budget for lunch for students studying at the elementary level.

This was stated by Education Minister Poudel while replying to a question raised by the lawmakers under the Appropriation Bill 2022 in the National Assembly on Sunday. He said that the ministry had sent a letter to the Ministry of Finance demanding a budget for elementary students’ lunch.

Minister Poudel said that the policies and programs presented by the government for the coming fiscal year had mentioned that the lunch program would be extended to Grade 8. He said that it was necessary to rectify all such mistakes.

Minister Poudel said that the ministry is committed to making everything related to education digital. He said that advancing paperless technology in all sectors was a priority for the ministry.


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