Mid Day Meal

  • MP: More than 50 school children fall sick after eating mid-day meals Yesterday

    Hoshangabad: Over 50 children on Thursday fell sick after eating mid-day meals in a government primary and middle school at Sukarwada gram panchayat under Babai tehsil, officials said. The kids complained of uneasiness and pain in their stomach after consuming "kadhi-rice" served as part of the school's mid-day meals, school principal...
  • Odisha: 300 students fell ill after eating lunch in school in Ganjam 2 days ago

    Berhampur: Over 300 school students in Sanakhemundi block of Ganjam district were taken ill after having lunch in the school on Wednesday, police said. The sick students were admitted in the local hospital and their condition stated to be good. "Most of the students were discharged after treatment and condition...
  • Over 50 children taken ill after eating food served at government school 1 week ago

    Fifty three children fell sick after eating food served on Independence Day at a government-run primary school at Balapur in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday. The children, who had assembled for Independence Day celebrations, were given mid-day meal. After eating, many children started complaining of uneasiness, said district project...
  • 33 students of government school fall ill after lizard found in mid-day meal July 19, 2014

    Altogether 33 students of a government primary school in Vaishali district of Bihar on Friday reported ill after consuming mid-day meal (MDM) in which a lizard was found. Vaishali District Magistrate (DM) Vinod Singh Gunjiyal said the incident happened at the primary school at Rasoolpur Gorigama village under Goraul block of...
  • Smriti Irani asks MPs to monitor mid-day meal scheme July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD minister Smriti Irani has written to all MPs asking them to be part of committees set up to monitor the mid-day meal scheme which has seen complaints of poor quality of food and corruption. Irani told Lok Sabha that she has written to all MPs requesting them to...
  • Bill Clinton visits 'Akshaya Patra's' kitchen, serves food to students July 16, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited the kitchen run by an NGO which provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton and his delegation were warmly received by the members of the NGO 'Akshaya Patra' at their kitchen at Jagatpura...
  • A year after mid-day meal tragedy, Chhapra village grieves for its 23 dead kids July 16, 2014

    Parents are still in a state of shock a year after 23 children died after eating their school meal in Dharmasati Gandaman village, and the health of some mothers has deteriorated. Asha Devi, Putul Devi and Sanju Devi, mothers of three of the 23 children who died on July 16 last...
  • Bill Clinton arrives in Jaipur, to visit Jagatpura mid-day meal kitchen tomorrow July 15, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton arrived in Jaipur on Tuesday. He is on a tour during which he will visit a kitchen being run for schoolchildren by an NGO. Clinton landed with his delegation at the international airport at Sanganer from where they left for a hotel amidst tight security. "Clinton is...
  • No lessons learnt? Dead lizard found in mid-day meal, 25 children taken ill July 11, 2014

    At least 25 children of a government school in Bihar's Siwan district fell ill on Friday after eating mid-day meal in which a dead lizard was found, officials said. The children were admitted to a government hospital in Siwan and are said to be out of danger, said Durgesh Kumar, a...
  • Bihar: 'Snake' found in mid-day meal, 54 children taken ill July 5, 2014

    Sitamarhi: A total of 54 students of a government middle school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district fell ill on Saturday after eating mid-day meal in which a 'snake' was found. Sursand block development officer Vinod Kumar said the children Meghpur Middle School at Sursand developed symptoms of nausea and fell unconsciousness after...
  • Delhi: 12 students fall ill after mid-day meal July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Twelve students of a government school, aged between five and 12, were admitted to a hospital on Thursday afternoon when they complained of stomach ache after their mid-day meal, police said. Students of Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Patparganj area of east Delhi fell ill after eating 'Rajma Chawal' that...
  • Delhi gets NHRC notice over irregularities in mid-day meals June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of alleged irregularities in the mid-day meals at Anganwadi centres in the national capital, the NHRC on Monday issued a notice to the Delhi chief secretary, seeking a report within four weeks. The National Human Rights Commission took suo motu cognizance of a media report, according to...
  • 23 students fall ill after mid-day meal in Dholpur June 3, 2014

    Twenty three students fell ill after consuming mid-day meal in Rajasthan's Dholpur on Tuesday and were admitted to hospital, officials said. All had recovered and were discharged in the evening. The incident occurred at Panjipura Anganwadi centre in Kanchanpur area in Dholpur, over 250 km from Jaipur. "A centre worker was serving...
  • Bihar village which lost 23 kids in mid-day meal tragedy set to vote May 4, 2014

    While political leaders and workers continue with their high-pitch electioneering in Saran district of Bihar where voting will take place on May 7, no candidate of any major political party in the fray has found it worthwhile to visit Dharmasati Gandaman village where 23 children died last year in the...
  • Bihar village which lost 23 kids in mid-day meal tragedy set to vote May 4, 2014

    Chapra: While political leaders and workers continue with their high-pitch electioneering in Saran district of Bihar where voting will take place on May 7, no candidate of any major political party in the fray has found it worthwhile to visit Dharmasati Gandaman village where 23 children died last year in...
  • Rajasthan government sanctions funds for mid-day meal kitchens in school May 2, 2014

    The Rajashtan government has santioned funds for constructing kitchen for mid-day meal in every government-run schools in the state. The state government has sanctioned a grant of Rs 60,000 for building kitchens in every government-run school, Panchayati Raj Commissioner Rajesh Yadav said in a order issued to Zila Parishad's Chief Executive...
  • Lizard found in mid-day meal at Katar Middle School; 40 students fall ill May 2, 2014

    At least 40 children fell ill on Friday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar's Rohtas district, officials said. The students are now out of danger. The children complained of uneasiness after having the meals at Katar Middle School, and were admitted to a hospital, a district...
  • Odisha government did not utilise Central funds: Sonia Gandhi April 5, 2014

    Nuapara: Congress President Sonia Gandhi held an election rally in Odisha's Naupura where she attacked the BJP and also the Biju Janata Dal government in the state over a slew of issues. While she attacked the BJP saying it had made allegations without any proof, the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD earned her...
  • This time, Holi low key affair for both Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar March 17, 2014

    Millions in Bihar celebrated Holi on Monday with traditional fervour. But, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not one of them, and it was a low key Holi for RJD leader Lalu Prasad. Nitish Kumar did not mark Holi to express grief over the death of 23 children who died after consuming...
  • Nitish Kumar not to celebrate Holi due to the mid day meal death of 23 children March 15, 2014

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday decided not to celebrate Holi festival due to the death of 23 children after eating mid-day meal in a Chapra school last year. "Since the tragedy in July last year, the CM has not celebrated any festival so far," an official statement said in...
  • Government raises funding under state Plans to Rs 3.38 lakh crore February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has provided Rs 3,38,562 crore for 2014-15 under the states Plans, which is higher than revised estimates of Rs 1,19,039 crore for the current fiscal. In the Plan Budget, an additional central assistance is given under state Plans for implementation of centrally sponsored schemes (CSSs)...
  • Manish Sisodia conducts surprise raid in school, finds insects in food February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Education Minister Manish Sisodia conducted a surprise inspection of a school in Shahdara on Monday. The Minister while inspecting the quality of the mid-day meals reportedly found insects in the food. He said he was acting on complaints that teachers do not show up on time and...
  • Dozen students fall ill after eating mid-day meal in Saran January 30, 2014

    At least a dozen children fell ill on Wednesday after taking their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, officials said. The students are out of danger. The children complained of uneasiness after consuming the meal at the Jalalpur Sargati Middle School in Saran district. "All the children are now safe,"...
  • Karnataka mid-day meal workers protest, stop cooking meals in schools December 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Her three-year-old daughter has only eaten fruit jam in the past three days. The food supply she carried from back home in Bijapur is over. Money to splurge on food is scarce for this young mother from North Karnataka. "The nights are cold, we sleep here in the...
  • Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy: Chargesheet filed against principal October 21, 2013

    A chargesheet was filed on Monday against a Bihar school principal and her husband for the deaths of 23 children who ate contaminated mid-day meal, police said. The chargesheet was filed in the court of chief judicial magistrate in Saran district. "A 346 page chargesheet was filed against school principal Meena Devi...
  • Quality mid-day meal not possible under existing funding pattern: PK Sahi October 11, 2013

    In the backdrop of the Bihar mid-day meal tragedy which claimed 23 students' lives, state Education Minister PK Sahi on Thursday suggested a review of the cost factor under the scheme, saying the existing funding pattern is grossly inadequate to ensure quality food. Sahi, whose suggestions were supported by Education Ministers...
  • Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy: Pesticide trader arrested September 20, 2013

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bihar Police on Friday detained a pesticide trader in connection with the mid-day meal tragedy in a school that claimed 23 lives in July. Vakil Rai, who runs a pesticide and fertilizers shop in Vishnupur village in Saran district, has been detained for interrogation,...
  • 2 months after Chhapra tragedy, mid-day meals served to children across 103 schools September 17, 2013

    The mid-day meal was cooked for the first time in two months in a primary school in Bihar where 23 school children died after eating contaminated food, officials said on Tuesday. The meal was cooked on Monday in the school in Dharmasati Gandaman village in Saran district, a district official said. "A...
  • Nearly 50 students fall ill after consuming iron tablets September 16, 2013

    Nearly 50 students of a primary school in Ading village in Mathura were taken ill after being given iron tablets under a newly launched government scheme to combat anaemia. Over 20 students complaining of stomach ache, nausea and vomiting after consuming the tablets were admitted to hospital by the school, Chief...
  • School headmistress booked for burying mid-day meal rice September 5, 2013

    Nagpur: A case of misappropriation of mid-day meal scheme has come to light in the city where a school headmistress allegedly buried 400 kgs rice meant for the scheme for monetary gain. On getting information that a section of the school management buried rice for alleged monetary gains, police Tuesday dug...