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 school meals can help with education, fertility decisions, and access to health care, lowering the risk of undernutrition in the next generation.
UNICEF data shows that on an average 370 million children may miss on nutritious school meals because of the pandemic.
Over 9.12 crore underprivileged children get their daily nutrition from the midday-meal scheme, which has been disrupted by the pandemic.
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.
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.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation hopes to set up more kitchens to serve around 2.5 to 3 lakh school children in Delhi-NCR
A teacher, who consumed the food along with the children, was also hospitalised.
The mid-day meal mishap in the government primary school is being probed by authorities
The students complained of stomach ache and vomiting after allegedly consuming mid-day meal at school.
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'There should be no action for revealing corruption or any such fact,' the minister said.
In a video from a school in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur, children were seen sitting on the floor and eating rotis with salt.
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.
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.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and other opposition parties have accused the TMC of creating a communal divide in Bengal.
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.
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.PTI Photo
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
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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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