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Tamil Nadu is the only state in India that gives free laptops to students every year since 2011. Some Indian states gave free laptops for 1 or 2 years but they stopped.


Free Bicycle - https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/cm-launches-free-bicycle-scheme-for-students/article33303336.ece

Tamil Nadu government has implemented the free midday meal program since 1962 to increase the number of children coming to school. Recently other states have also started implementing the scheme.


All these schemes are only for government schools or government aid schools and are not available in private schools.

There are low-cost government-run canteens for poor people in Tamil Nadu.

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No idea what we do in Wales

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Dan, are you interested in what was going on in Washington State, USA, in the 1950's?

Because that is when I went to grade school, and we could buy a lunch ticket, punchable for ten school lunches, for $1.00. 

And all the cooks were local ladies who came in to prepare school lunches in the school cafeteria. These ladies were all married to loggers, farmers and such...so the meals were home-cooked, bountiful, nutritious and delicious too!

And I can still remember what some of my favourite dishes were, too, in those lunches. And funny, because I also remember that the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches always carried the fingerprints of the same lady who always made them, her forefinger and thumbprint as she held the sandwich to cut it in half!

...so I don't think that is what you were looking for, WAY back in the 1950's, but it is what I remember! :D  <3  :silly:

Oh, and I even looked up the currency exchange, and as of 11 PM today February 22, 2022, one US dollar is worth 74.63 rupees! 


$1 in 1950 is worth $11.67 today.

Looks so tasty :P

We mostly eat dishes made from rice here in South India and people eat wheat in North India.


I did not know that wheat was more often consumed in northern India...could it be due to the cooler climate, so wheat grows better there than rice does, is that the reason do you know?

And yes to the inflation of the US dollars since 1950's, recently I have been thinking about the ten-fold difference in prices from when I was growing up!

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I have never heard of it.