Sources said despite availability of funds, rice meant for mid-day meals has not been supplied to the 29 schools in the block as a result of which around 1,735 students have been deprived of meals.
According to sources, a dead lizard was found in a container used to cook the meal for children, and all of them started complaining of health issues after having their meal.
According to local sources, the students ate food, which was supplied by Akshya Patra under midday meal scheme on Wednesday and later they suffered from vomiting, loose motions and stomach pain.
Hundreds of girl students staged a protest in front of the Collector’s Office here on Thursday demanding continuation of midday meal scheme for Intermediate students.
In this competition cooks will have to prepare midday meals, without changing the guidelines that prioritises adequate intake of protein and other nutriets.
During the inspection led by V&E, the team found that the midday meals supplied to the school was sufficient for only 70 of the 107 students.
School and Mass Education Secretary PK Mohapatra said district level authorities, field officials have to ensure that no child is deprived of MDM.
The decision was taken in the first meetings chaired by the new Union Human Resources Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank.
Centre will discuss the proposal at a meeting of education ministers of states on June 22; Cabinet green signal likely by year-end
It found itself in the midst of a controversy after an article in a claimed that school-children in Karnataka were not happy with the food provided as it lacked garlic and onion.
In Nalgonda district, the midday meal scheme is being implemented in 1,450 government schools.
Jagan instructed the officials to use good quality vegetables to maintain the food standards, cook the food in a hygienic environment and transport them to schools on time.
The institution came was criticised for its assessment report, that the NIN submitted to Karnataka government upon its request following a controversy over non-usage of onion and garlic by APF.
Vigilance and Enforcement Regional Officer T Sobha Manjari inspected Municipal Corporation High School at Pattabhipuram on Thursday.
The records were also not maintained properly and there was variation in stocks. It was also found that MEO had not inspected the Anganwadi centres during the academic year 2018-19.