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Ragi Java - Launch of the scheme on 21.03.2023

  Ragi Java - Launch of the scheme on 21.03.2023

Jagananna   Gorumudda   Scheme   -• Launching  the  program  to  provide   Ragi  Java  on  non-Peanut  Jaggery Chikki  days  of  the  Mid  Day  Meal   Menu  i.e  Tuesday,  Thursday  and Saturday for  all  the students  under "Jagananna  Gorumudda" scheme with an estimate cost of 86 Crores, in which the contribution of Sri Satya  Sai Central  Trust,  Puttaparthi,  is  upto  42 Crores  - Launch  of the  scheme on 21.03.2023


Jagananna  Gorumudda  (Mid Day Meal)  is  a  flagship  programme of the   Government  aiming    to   increase    enrolment,    retention,    reduce dropouts  and  address  class  room  hunger  and  providing  nutritious  and tasty  meals to  school  students.  During January  2020,  the  Hon'ble Chief Minister reviewed  the  menu  and to  bring  radical  changes  in the existing menu,  revised  the  menu  to  provide  day wise  variety  menu.  Apart  from day  wise  variety  menu,   Peanut-Jaggery  Chikki  (25  gms  per  child)  for three  (3)  days and  Eggs  (up to 50gms  each) for five  (5)  days in a  week as     additional    items    to    address    malnutrition,    and    now    being implemented     w.e.f.,   21January,   2020.   The   nutritive   values   like calories,  iron,  calcium  are  more on days when  chikki  is  given  as part  of Mid  Day  Meal  menu,  and  hence,  for  additional  nutrition  on  non  chikki days,  it  was  proposed  to  add  'Ragi  Jawa'  for  which   partnership  was explored  and  Sri  Satya  Sai  Central  Trust,  has expressed  willingness   in participation  and  providing  Ragi  flour and Jaggery  powder  to all  district head quarters free of cost.

 2.        Ragi  Java  is  prepared  with  the  ingredients  of  10  gms  of  Ragi powder and 10 gms of Jaggery cooked in 150 ml of hot water.  Ragi Java drink  will  address malnutrition  and  anaemia  deficiency   among  School Students and the total project cost is around 86 crores. The material cost amounts to approximately 42 crores to be borne by Sri Satya Sai Central Trust and  other cost that  includes secondary  and  tertiary  storage  and transportation,  administration  charges,  testing  of  samples  etc., amounting to 44 crores,  will  be borne by Government of AP

 .        In  the  circumstances   reported  by  the   Director,   MOM &  School Sanitation,   in  the  reference   1  read  above,   Government,   after  careful examination  of the  matter,  hereby order (i) for launching   the program to provide  Ragi Java  on non-Peanut Jaggery  Chikki  days of the  Mid Day Meal Menu  i.e   Tuesday,  Thursday  and  Saturday  for  all  the  students  under "Jagananna  Gorumudda"  scheme with  an estimate  cost  of  86  Crores,  in which the contribution  of Sri  Satya  Sai Central  Trust,  Puttaparthi,  is upto 42 Crores and (ii) for  launching   the scheme on 21.03.2023.

4.      Sri Satya  Sai Central Trust,  Puttaparthi, shall  supply  Ragi  flour and Jaggery powder till district points communicated by the Civil Supply Department  and  the  Civil  Supply  Department  shall  supply  from  district head quarters to school  points as per requirement.

 5.         The   Director,    Mid   Day   Meal    &   School   Sanitation   and   the Commissioner,  Civil  Supplies  Department,  shall  take further  necessary action  accordingly, in the matter.

 6.      This  order  issues  with  the  concurrence  of the  Finance  (FMU-SE) Department,     vide    their    U.O. No.FIN01-FMU0ASD(SE)/3/2023-FMU-SE (Computer No.1967112),  dated:21.01.2023.


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