Photo: Deccan Herald

Karnataka's Decision To Retain Eggs In School Meals Approved By Centre In 7 Districts

The Karnataka government's plan to maintain eggs on the mid-day meal menus of seven backward districts in the coming academic year has been authorized by the Centre. Many religious diviners in the state were against the pilot program. Only Raichur, Yadgir, Bidar, Kalburgi, Koppal, Bellary, and Vijayapura would benefit from the expansion. The Centre has instructed the state government to supply the eggs by the third quarter of 2022-23. 

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 07:30 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Karnataka, Eggs, Schools, school meal, Mid-day meals

Courtesy: Indian Express

Madhya Pradesh dining tables at a govt school

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Mid-Day Meals To Be Served On Dining Table With 'Dignity': MP

In MP government schools, students can now have "dignified Mid-Day meals" by sitting on dining tables, a departure from the current system of dining on the mat floor.  Rural development minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia recommended the idea of installing benches for the students in Guna district, MP. The scheme is worth 50,000 per school and aims to cover 100 schools under 80 Grampanchyat in Bamori. 

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 04:58 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Government School, Mid-day meals, Rural Development Ministry

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Cattle Feed

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Pune Govt School Gets Cattle Feed To Be Served As Mid-Day Meal

Students of a Pune-based government school witnessed an "unfortunate" incident as they received heaped bags of cattle fodder instead of the anticipated mid-day meal. Besides clarifying that the onus of only the meal distribution lies on the municipal corporation, the city's mayor has also necessitated an inquiry into the matter. Reportedly, while examining the fodder sacks, the concerned authorities found one bag with a label reading 'Nutri… read-more

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 - 12:31 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Pune, Pune Municipal Corporation, Mid-day meals, cattle fodder, Government School

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Volunteers taking class in rural Odisha as online education is beyond reach

Photo: Village Square

80% Govt School Students Did Not Get Online Education During Lockdown: OXFAM

In a survey by Oxfam India, over 80% of parents expressed that the online education was not delivered in government schools during the lockdown period. The report cited ‘lack of digital devices and digital mediums of education' as a key reason among others. The parents said they did not get books to complement the online-education that are provided only with the start of the session. The report also suggested that even teachers faced digital-… read-more

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 03:33 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: briflyexclusive, government schools, Mid-day meals, Lockdown, OXFAM

Courtesy: Brifly Exclusive

Venkaiah Naidu

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Venkaiah Naidu Suggests Including Milk for Children in the Mid-Day Meal Scheme

On September 7, M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, suggested providing the children with milk as a part of their breakfast in addition to the mid-day meal scheme, to improve their nutritional levels. On informing the suggestion to the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani, she assured that the Central government would recommend all the states to include milk in the mid-day meal scheme. 

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 08:02 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu, smriti irani, Mid-day meals