Midday Meal
India  /  Published 19.07.22

Centre justifies poor pay of midday meal workers

The country’s 25 lakh school midday meal workers who are paid far below the minimum wage are “honorary workers” doing voluntary social service, the Centre told Parliament on Monday, ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

News  /  Published 21.05.22

Role of community vital to curb trafficking

A school at the southernmost tip of West Bengal had 1,280 students in March 2020, just before the nationwide Covid curbs were imposed. When offline classes finally resumed in February this year, the ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

India  /  Published 24.03.22

Odisha to resume midday meal from April

The Odisha government is all set to resume the midday meal scheme from April. All the schools reopened and classes resumed in the state from February 28 and this is the first time in two years that t...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 24.03.22

Sonia Gandhi wants midday meal for kids

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday requested the Narendra Modi government to immediately resume the midday meal scheme, arguing that children had been the worst affected by the pandemic both...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.03.22

Midday meal workers in wage cry

For 50-year-old Saroj, supporting her four-member family with a paltry honorarium of Rs 3,500 a month she gets for cooking food at a government primary school in Haryana is a daily struggle. “I...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


News  /  Published 27.02.22

Small factories work keep kids from schools in Kolkata

A section of students are staying away from primary classes in government schools even after in-person classes resumed because most of them have started working. These children are engaged in small f...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.12.21

Schools meals to resume soon

Jharkhand is likely to resume providing cooked meals to government school students of classes 6 to 8 under the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme after a gap of almost two years, sources in the School Educatio...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.21

Bengal: Learning survey bares twin blow

Around 28 per cent of pupils in government-run primary schools in Bengal have got almost disconnected from academic activities, and a balanced diet has become a distant dream for a significant proport...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 23.06.21

Kerala HC restores meat to island midday meal

Kerala High Court on Tuesday ordered the Lakshadweep administration to restore the old midday meal menu in schools which had beef and chicken and stayed the auction of cows from the dairy farms that w...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Education  /  Published 22.06.21

Imposition of vegetarian food on students is wrong

Yes Right to food The global definition of the right to food means right to culturally accepted food for the people. No government or authority can impose a particular type of food habit that is ali...
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