Kalmykia is not ready for a full transition to free meals for primary school students

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Kalmykia was included in the list of 27 subjects that did not cope with the transition of schools to free hot meals for primary school students from September 1 of this year.

Recall that in his January message to the Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to introduce free hot meals in Russian schools for students in grades 1-4. With the participation of the federal budget, technically ready schools were supposed to start working in a new way from September 1, 2020. The deadline was 2023. On August 11, the head of the country returned to this topic at a meeting with the federal government.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported that only 58 regions will receive subsidies for hot meals. In the remaining subjects, according to him, the requirement for the full readiness of all schools has not been fulfilled, and, “accordingly, funds cannot be allocated to them yet.” The country’s leadership will point out the reasons for the unavailability of schools, he added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a remark to the heads of 27 constituent entities, in which they did not fulfill the order to promptly prepare all schools for the transition to free hot meals for primary school students from September 1, 2020. This list also includes Kalmykia’s neighbors – Astrakhan and Rostov regions, Chechnya and Dagestan.

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