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Gorakhpur: Students protest against poor quality of mid-day meal

PTI  Gorakhpurp, July 21, 2013
First Published: 15:44 IST(21/7/2013) | Last Updated: 15:46 IST(21/7/2013)

Students of a primary school in Barauli village in Gorakhpur have protested against the poor quality of food served to them.

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Students of Primary School, Barauli village, under Chargawan block here protested against the poor quality of food on Saturday, district coordinator for mid-day meal Deepak Patel said.

Authorities reached the spot and found several irregularities in serving the mid-day meal, he said.

Potatoes and other ingredients had come from the house of gram pradhan (village head) and were of sub-standard quality, he said.

It was also found that the food being cooked was insufficient for the 158 students of the school, Patel said.

The food safety department has taken a sample of the served food and action would be taken against the guilty, said the district coordinator.

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