Maharashtra to give free spectacles to school students

Maharashtra to give free spectacles to school students

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Maharashtra to give free spectacles to school students (Representational Image)

The Maharashtra government will provide free spectacles for all school students aged between 6-18 years, an official said in Mumbai on Wednesday. The project will cost Rs 20 crore plus a recurring expenditure of around Rs 5 crore per annum. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

The official said that as per the central government's Rashtriya Bal Swasthaya Programme, all school students undergo a health checkup every year.

This year, 1,195 medical teams on the job found that the incidence of visual problems has increased significantly among the school students, the official said.

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