New Delhi – The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s Vice Chairman Chanchalapathi Dasa has welcomed the Union Budget 2019-20 saying that that the budget comes with a strong assurance to boost education, agriculture and other social sectors.
“The comprehensive 10-dimensional ‘Vision for the Decade’, in particular, is commendable and we are certain that it will play a crucial role in the nation’s pursuit of Global Developmental Goals,” said.
As the implementing partner of the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme, the Government’s initiative to bring children closer to school, we look forward to the New National Education Policy that seeks to reform schools and higher education through better governance, he added.
We also welcome the move to converge the Jal Jeevan Mission with other Central and State Government Schemes to provide access to safe drinking water to all, he said.
This move will serve to boost various government initiatives aimed at nutrition welfare and make a strong case for the convergence of welfare schemes to maximise their impact, he added.
As the implementing partner of the MDM programme, we are committed to supporting the various initiatives aimed at the well-being and development of children and will continue to extend our services by providing safe, hygienic, nutritious, and quality meals to our beneficiaries, Dasa said.