Midday Meal
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

North East  /  Published 22.11.19

3rd faction emerges in midday meal feud

Another faction of the All Assam Primary and Upper Primary Midday Meal Cook and Helpers’ Association, led by its executive president Jiten Rabha, on Friday said the state’s education minister alon...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati

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

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...
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