From Monday all hostels run by the Social Welfare and Backward Classes and Minorities Department across the state will have idli-sambar, masala dosa among others for breakfast instead of the regular upma. And on Sundays, students can enjoy vegetable or chicken biriyani for lunch.
The new menu is to ensure quality and nutritious food for students. The menu has been prepared in such a way that no meal gets duplicated in a week.
The government has also instructed the officials to ensure that ragi balls be given to students in South Karnataka and jowar roti in North Karnataka on alternate days.
Coastal areas to get fish
Sources in the department said that students in coastal areas will have fish on their menu. The government is spending crores to procure quality products for the new menu. District Social Welfare officer Venkatesh told Express: “The menu chart will be implemented strictly. If anyone is found violating the menu chart, disciplinary action will be initiated.”
The new menu schedule will be implemented immediately. The positive results of new menu can be seen after three months when the health of students improves, he added.