Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren has approved a sum of Rs 39.79 crore which will be paid as additional honorarium to the Rasoiya cum Sahaikas involved in Mid Day Meal Scheme.
The money is for a period of 10 months. Under the MDM Scheme sponsored by the Centre each Rasoiya cum Sahaika involved in preparing the mid day meal in the government schools are paid an honorarium of Rs 1000 in which the share of the centre is 60 percent while that of the state government is 40 percent.
But the state government from its own resources had been paying an additional sum of Rs 500 to these women which will be now further increased by another Rs 500 after which the Rasoiyas will get monthly honorarium of Rs 2000. The increased honorarium will come into effect from April 1, 2021 which will benefit 79,591 Rasoiyas cum Sahaikas.