Biometric system for TN noon meal scheme soon

The State government has decided to introduce biometric verification system for the first time in the noon-meal scheme to ensure all students eligible benefit and the scheme is not misused.The devices will be installed on a pilot basis in 100 selected schools and the meals and raw material will be provided according to the attendance taken in classrooms.The scheme is being monitored by a committee, comprising both Social Welfare Department officials and Directorate of School Education.