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Midday Meal
West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

Madrasas instruct parents on teaching kids at home

Every fortnight, scores of madrasas in Bengal have been coming alive amid the lockdown. But those attending the “classes” are not the students but their parents. They are being taught how...
By Soumya De Sarkar, Alamgir Hossain in Malda, Behrampore

West Bengal  /  Published 19.08.19

Just rice & salt for midday meal

A sudden visit by Hooghly MP, Locket Chatterjee, to a high school in Chinsurah on Monday revealed that students were being given only boiled rice and salt for midday meals.Chinsurah Balika Bani Mandir...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Chinsura(Hooghly)

India  /  Published 09.10.18

Midday meal outlay up, six months late

The human resource development ministry has increased the cooking cost outlay for the midday meal by a little over 5 per cent for this financial year, six months of which have already passed.The 5.35 ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.20

‘Meal of love’ at Birbhum school

A school here is using the midday meal scheme to serve students a good treat. As part of its midday-meal scheme, a high school here has launched project “Sneho Bhojan” (meal of love) that will all...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

North East  /  Published 06.11.19

Schools refuse meal from NGO

Over 100 schools in Assam’s Udalguri district and 30 in Lakhimpur on Wednesday refused to receive midday meals from one of the 15 NGOs engaged by the state government to prepare and supply lunch.Th...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 13.11.19

Meal workers warn of hunger strike

Midday meal workers on Wednesday warned of a hunger strike after talks with the Assam government on their demands remained inconclusive. The meeting was held between 15 delegates of the All Assam Prim...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 10.11.19

Midday meal cooks intensify protests

Members of the All Assam Primary and Upper Primary Midday Meal Cook and Helper Association blocked national highways across the state on Sunday despite chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s announceme...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 08.11.19

NGO stops midday meal in Nagaon

Deuri said, “Primary schools in Udalguri district are ready to receive the cooked meals. But the NGO has been constantly failing to cover all listed schools everyday ever since the inception of its ...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati

India  /  Published 04.02.20

Child dies in broth, cook on earphones

A four-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh died after falling into a large utensil containing boiling vegetables meant for a school midday meal, with the cook allegedly failing to hear other children’s c...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 10.03.19

Midday meal cooks let down on pay

When Thursday’s Union cabinet meeting ended, the 25 lakh-odd cook-cum-helpers engaged under the government’s free midday meal scheme for schoolchildren were left disappointed.Their hopes of a pay ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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