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Delhi Gets NHRC Notice Over Irregularities in Mid-day Meals

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Taking note of alleged irregularities in the mid-day meals at Anganwadi centres in the national capital, the NHRC Monday issued notice to the Delhi chief secretary, seeking a report within four weeks.

Published: 16th June 2014 09:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2014 09:13 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Taking note of alleged irregularities in the mid-day meals at Anganwadi centres in the national capital, the NHRC Monday issued 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 which, eight lakh children, who were shown to be getting mid-day meals at many Anganwadi centres for years, actually never came there.

"These children did not visit these centres and therefore this fraud has caused a loss of crores of rupees to the department of women and child development of the Delhi government," the NHRC said.

According to the commission, there are about 11,000 Anganwadi centres in Delhi where mid-day meal is provided. A total of 23 NGOs are involved in the supply of meals.



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