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

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.19

Is the government interested in ending hunger?

Until recently, India was busy collecting laurels as the fastest growing economy in the world. But that never stopped thousands of children from going to bed without food night after night. The Nation...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.08.19

Villagers lose sleep over tusker trouble

A tusker, which got separated from a herd of 26 elephants 10 days ago, is giving sleepless nights to villagers of Chakulia block in Ghatshila subdivision of East Singhbhum district.Unlike wild elephan...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Bihar  /  Published 30.09.18

Students to grow vegetables for midday meals in Bihar

Students of over 70,000 government primary and middle schools in Bihar will grow their own vegetables, and in some cases fruits too, for use in the midday meal scheme. The education department has iss...
By Dev Raj in Patna

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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