The students' parents, who are into organic farming, supply rice, wheat and green vegetables to the school kitchen.
State education minister Govind Singh Dotasara at a function to mark the 'International Day of the Girl Child 2019' said nutrition and quality education were equally necessary for girls.
Dr Coluthur Gopalan, who passed away in Chennai last week, just short of his 101st birthday, has been revered as the Father of Nutrition Science in India.
This was the first time that cooks and kitchen helpers were addressed and trained via teleconferencing.
While 17 students were discharged after primary treatment, five were admitted to the hospital. Their condition is stated to be stable. However, they have been kept under observation for 24 hours.
A viral video has helped to end a regressive setup of cooking mid-day meal in two kitchens for Hindu and Muslim students of a secondary school in West Bengal’s Murshidabad.
On being informed, Mathili BDO Asish Bhoi and DEO Ramesh Sethy rushed to the spot and pacified the students following which the road blockade was withdrawn.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar on Thursday said his department was mulling extending mid-day meals to students in pre-university colleges too.
The panchayat samiti of Jeypore block has decided to close the central kitchen service meant for distributing mid-day meal to school students in different villages.
An NGO, Manna Trust, provides cooked meals to 78 schools in Berhampur, 97 in Hinjili, 137 in Chhatrapur and 10 model schools.
The incident came to light only after journalist Pramod Kumar Jaiswal shot it and made the video viral on social media same day.
A case was registered against the scribe who made the video of children being served chapatis and salt in mid-day meal at a primary school.
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The video of students of being served salt and roti in their midday meal at a government-run primary school in Mirzapur district had gone viral on social media on August 22.
Shockingly, the same plates which are being washed by the girl students in drain water outside the school are used to serve MDM the next day at the school.
The commission has sought the details over the status of the mid-day meal (MDM) scheme across the state in government and government-aided primary schools.