KOLKATA: The mid-day meal scheme will badly hit with the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders imposed by the Central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said while accusing the Central government of not considering about students while policy making.
“This is a very sensitive matter. The Central Government has never thought of the fate of poor school children ....There is a fear that these school children may have to go without food in schools due to enormous increase in price of non-subsidised LPG cylinder,” Banerjee said in a post on Facebook.
Highlighting that the actual impact of the restriction on subsidised LPG cylinders was unfolding now, she said, “Common people have been burdened with additional Rs 127 (exclusive of taxes) per cylinder. The price is likely to go up further in the coming months.”