WB: Cap on LPG hits mid-day meals in schools

Sougata Mukhopadhyay , CNN-IBN | Oct 13, 2012 at 08:48am

Kolkata: Kids in state-run primary schools availing of mid-day meals in Kolkata and the rest of Bengal seem to be among the worst hit by the subsidy cap in LPG cylinders. The scheme is on the verge of collapse on account of the hike in cooking gas prices. For five years, Uttam Mitra has cooked mid-day meals for school students in a North Kolkata community kitchen which caters to the needs of 2500 children in nine schools. It uses 360 LPG cylinders, but with the new restriction on subsidised cylinders - Mitra has had to compromise. Mitra said, 'I am very dissatisfied with my cooking. If we get the right supply of cylinders only then can I cook like before.'

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