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Hemant Kumar Sah, 43, headmaster of upgraded middle school.(HT)

Jharkhand school headmaster pulls cart to deliver midday meal at students’ doorsteps in lockdown

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2020 07:01 PM IST
A headmaster of a remote village school in Dumka has delivered MDM dry ration and cash to 184 students’ doorstep so that no children suffer during the lockdown.
Mid-day meals.(HT file)
Mid-day meals.(HT file)

Coronavirus: Supreme Court takes suo motu cognisance of mid-day meals’ non-availability due to schools closure

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2020 01:02 PM IST
A Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued notices to all state governments and union territories.
The survey, one of the WCD ministry officials cited above said, was prompted by the an incident in September last year in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district, where a video of children being served rice and salt as their midday meal went viral on social media.(Getty Images for representation)
The survey, one of the WCD ministry officials cited above said, was prompted by the an incident in September last year in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district, where a video of children being served rice and salt as their midday meal went viral on social media.(Getty Images for representation)

Midday meal samples from 11 UTs, states fail to meet nutrition norms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 06:15 AM IST
The 162 samples were taken from areas that cater to about 28 million children. In the report, accessed by HT, 79 of these were found to be below the standards prescribed by the Centre under the Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP).
A case has been registered in Nai Mandi police station of Muzaffarnagar against NGO Jan Kalyan Sanstha Committee(HT Photo)
A case has been registered in Nai Mandi police station of Muzaffarnagar against NGO Jan Kalyan Sanstha Committee(HT Photo)

Dead rat found in midday meal, nine students take ill

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut | By S Raju and Rajeev Mullick
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:30 AM IST
A senior official in the basic education department said that in the last three years there had been only 22 complaints of poor quality midday meals being distributed to students in 168,000 schools of Uttar Pradesh.
Over 60 students fell sick after consuming midday meal in Karnataka.(ANI Photo)
Over 60 students fell sick after consuming midday meal in Karnataka.(ANI Photo)

Karnataka: Over 60 primary school students admitted to hospital after consuming mid-day meal

Chitradurga (Karnataka) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 12:36 PM IST
After consuming food, the children allegedly complained of vomiting and lost consciousness, following which they were rushed to a hospital.
Children have a mid-day meal at a government school in Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Children have a mid-day meal at a government school in Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

Rajasthan government seeks mid-day meal also for Class 9 to 12 girls

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 03:29 PM IST
The objective for providing mid-day meal in schools is not only to enhance the nutritional status of school going children from class 1 to 8 under the age of 6-12 years but also to encourage enrollment and regularity in attendance of the school going children.
Kids to be served tasty, nutritious midday meal in government schools. (Representational image)(HT file)
Kids to be served tasty, nutritious midday meal in government schools. (Representational image)(HT file)

Midday meal: Kids to be served tasty, nutritious food in school now

Hindustan Times, Daltonganj | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2019 10:57 AM IST
The state government has recently decided to introduce the MDM scheme in schools under the purview of e-Vidyavahini, a tab-based application for monitoring the functioning of schools across the state.
A viral video of the lunch showed the officer having rice, dal, chicken, salad and curry while the students were served only vegetarian meals. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
A viral video of the lunch showed the officer having rice, dal, chicken, salad and curry while the students were served only vegetarian meals. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Odisha education officer suspended for eating chicken as part of midday meal

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 12:40 AM IST
Sundargarh district collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan suspended Binay Prakash Soy, Block Education Officer of the Bonai block for having a non-vegetarian chicken meal while the students were having simple vegetarian fare in the midday meal programme. The photograph showing a squatting Soy having chicken has gone viral on social media.
Students having midday meals at a government middle school.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Students having midday meals at a government middle school.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Bengal school serves puffed rice and snacks in midday meal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:11 PM IST
The latest incident was even more galling as it came less than 10 days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee had directed the administration to ensure frugal but nutritious meals for the students.
Residents of Charai alleged that they found insects and worms crawling in lentils and soybean curry cooked at the ICDS centre.(FILE PHOTO.)
Residents of Charai alleged that they found insects and worms crawling in lentils and soybean curry cooked at the ICDS centre.(FILE PHOTO.)

Worms found in midday meal for children at Bengal’s ICDS centre

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 07:11 PM IST
The incident happened on Saturday at Charai village, about 190 kilometres from Kolkata, in the Dantan area of the district. On Friday, the state government announced a fixed menu for midday meals, days after students of a girl’s school in Hooghly district were served only rice and salt.
The education department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has blacklisted 260 self-help groups (SHGs), most of which are run by women.(Shankar Mourya/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
The education department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has blacklisted 260 self-help groups (SHGs), most of which are run by women.(Shankar Mourya/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

260 self-help groups barred from supplying midday meal in Mumbai municipal schools

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 08:51 AM IST
In a letter dated June 26, the civic body informed these groups that their “services have been terminated after inspections revealed inconsistencies in the quantity of rice available in their kitchens.”
Government officials said that in both cases, the children were out of danger. Investigations were on to ascertain the reason behind the incidents, they said.(HT/Picture for representation)
Government officials said that in both cases, the children were out of danger. Investigations were on to ascertain the reason behind the incidents, they said.(HT/Picture for representation)

50 students of two govt schools in Karnataka hospitalised after having midday meals

Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Twenty students fell sick after a lizard reportedly fell in the sambar served during midday meals at Chikkamagii primary school in Hunagunda Taluk of Bagalkot district. Students complained of stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhoea and were rushed to hospital.
The victim is a Class 5 student at the Government Primary School in Dehradun district’s Old Dalanwala area.(Reuters File/Representative Photo)
The victim is a Class 5 student at the Government Primary School in Dehradun district’s Old Dalanwala area.(Reuters File/Representative Photo)

Dehradun student beaten up for complaining about midday meal, hospitalised

Press Trust of India, Dehradun | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 02:11 PM IST
The school principal has been suspended after preliminary investigations confirmed severe injuries to the child.
The sub-divisional magistrate said he will send an inquiry team to the school and take action if the allegations were found true.(HT/Photo for representation)
The sub-divisional magistrate said he will send an inquiry team to the school and take action if the allegations were found true.(HT/Photo for representation)

With no kitchen, govt school in MP prepares midday meals in washroom

Hindustan Times, Sagar | By Anupam Pateriya
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 06:38 PM IST
Incomplete construction of the building from where two government schools function has meant that one of the schools does not have a kitchen.
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