Midday Meals
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 in

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

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 in

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

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

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

India  /  Published 11.04.20

Untouchability, even in quarantine

Of the five people in quarantine at a primary village school in an Uttar Pradesh district, two go to their homes for meals twice a day and then return again to the isolation centre.Not because food is...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 29.11.19

Video of milk in water curdles UP mid-day meals

A viral video showing a cook diluting milk meant for government school children in UP has embarrassed the Yogi Adityanath government once again with officials, who usually cry conspiracy whenever conf...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi


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