Midday Meals
India  /  Published 30.09.21

Govt retitles Mid Day Meal as 'PM Poshan Scheme'

The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday decided to rename the school Mid Day Meal Scheme as “PM Poshan Scheme”, shocking public policy observers who suspected an attempt by the Prime Min...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 09.11.20

Costly potato poser on midday plate

The rising price of potatoes has created a funds poser for midday meals — rationed to students as schools are closed amid the pandemic — in West Midnapore.  The district chapter of t...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Midnapore

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.19

Dining halls for schools

The Bengal government has taken up a project to build dining halls in schools for serving midday meals.Sources in the education department said the move followed complaints about inadequate and unhygi...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

Yogi's reputation is above children's welfare

In this land of competitive callousness, children come last. The mid-day meal scheme in schools, which, astonishingly, predates the Narendra Modi government, is meant to battle children’s malnutriti...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 13.12.18

Faith axe on school eggs stirs concern

Public health experts on Thursday wrote to the Centre seeking termination of the contracts of a non-government agency that they said provided midday meals to schoolchildren across 12 states but kept e...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 07.11.19

Minus onions, tears in Odisha midday meal

Rising onion, garlic and ginger prices have prompted most primary schools in rural Odisha to replace the egg curry in their midday meals with boiled eggs, which the children are forced to eat with ric...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.03.20

Alert on twin crises of Covid-19 for Jharkhand

The Covid-19 pandemic and consequent lockdowns signal a double crisis — of public health as well as joblessness and hunger — for Jharkhand, activists warned on Saturday.The Right to Food Campaign ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Why India can't fix its malnutrition problem

Some burdens are Sisyphean — no amount of endeavour seems to make them any lighter. The burden of malnutrition in India can be counted among these. A report published in The Lancet showed that while...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.19

Mamata poser on school menu tweak

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said state government-aided schools should provide rice, dal and plenty of vegetables to students in midday meals, apparently turning down a proposal to add fish and chick...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.06.19

Salary whip for meal data laxity

Headmasters and teachers in-charge of primary and middle schools will not receive their salaries from June till the time they send 100 per cent data on midday meals to Jharkhand State Midday Meal Auth...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur


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