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Mid Day Meal

Mid-Day Meal Scheme To Include Pre-Primary Students Too With New Moniker PM POSHAN

Sep 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the roll-out of the 'PM POSHAN in Schools' scheme that will provide hot cooked meal to students of elementary classes in government and government-aided schools across the country.

Mid-Day Meals Linked To Improved Growth In Children: Study

Jul 13, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Mid-day school meals can help with education, fertility decisions, and access to health care, lowering the risk of undernutrition in the next generation.

Nutrition For School-Going Children In The Absence Of Mid-Day Meals

UNICEF data shows that on an average 370 million children may miss on nutritious school meals because of the pandemic.

Why Reviving Midday Meals Is A Must

Sep 17, 2020 Anjula Gurtoo, Nidhi Sharma and Deepika Swami

Over 9.12 crore underprivileged children get their daily nutrition from the midday-meal scheme, which has been disrupted by the pandemic.

These Mamata Gharas Prevent Child Malnutrition

Over 1, 800 tribal children in high-malnutrition pockets of Keonjhar district find succour in creches which feed and protect them while their parents work.

04 February, 2020

Mid-Day Meal: Three-Year-Old Girl Falls In Boiling Pot In UP School, Dies

Outlook Web Bureau

The family members of the child alleged the cook had earphones plugged in and did not pay attention to the children who were playing dangerously near the stove.

24 December, 2019

Sisodia Launches Akshaya Patra’s New Kitchen To Provide Mid-day Meal To School Kids In Delhi

Outlook Web Bureau

The Akshaya Patra Foundation hopes to set up more kitchens to serve around 2.5 to 3 lakh school children in Delhi-NCR

03 December, 2019

Muzaffarnagar: Dal, Cooked With Rat, Served To Children In Mid-Day Meal


A teacher, who consumed the food along with the children, was also hospitalised.

29 November, 2019

81 Children Served 1 Litre Milk Diluted With Water In Uttar Pradesh School

Outlook Web Bureau

The mid-day meal mishap in the government primary school is being probed by authorities

06 November, 2019

Karnataka: 60 Primary School Kids Hospitalised After Consuming Mid-Day Meal


The students complained of stomach ache and vomiting after allegedly consuming mid-day meal at school.

16 October, 2019

Good Things Come In Small Packages: Harnessing The Power Of Fortified Rice On World Food Day

Neeraj Jain

On World Food Day, a report on a multipronged approach to combat hidden hunger and micronutrient malnutrition


03 September, 2019

Namak-Roti Row: We'll Probe The Matter, Says UP Minister On FIR Against Scribe

Outlook Web Bureau

'There should be no action for revealing corruption or any such fact,' the minister said.

02 September, 2019

UP Journalist Booked For Recording Video Of Chapatis And Salt Being Served In Mid-Day Meal


In a video from a school in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur, children were seen sitting on the floor and eating rotis with salt.

26 August, 2019

NHRC Sends Notice To UP Chief Secy Over Rotis With Salt Mid-Day Meal


According to an NHRC statement, the commission has sought a detailed report about the status of the midday meal scheme across the state of Uttar Pradesh within four weeks.

23 August, 2019

Roti Served With Salt As Mid-Day Meal For Primary School Students In UP


According to the website of state Midday Meal Authority, the overseeing body for these meals in the state, government-run primary schools list an elaborate menu that is supposed to be served to children.

28 June, 2019

TMC Govt's Directive On Construction Of Dining Halls In Schools With 70% Minority Kids Draws BJP's Ire

Outlook Web Bureau

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and other opposition parties have accused the TMC of creating a communal divide in Bengal.

05 June, 2019

Unseemly Controversy Erupts Over Mid-Day Meals Served To School Kids By Akshaya Patra

Outlook Web Bureau

The controversy erupted after media reports said that many children in Karnataka were not liking the “bland” food, as it was minus onion and garlic, and were preferring to eat at home.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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