Most of the students of the college are from a weaker socio-economic background.
Skyrocketing prices of vegetables, rice and other ingredients essential for preparing the mid-day meal have put several government and aided schools in a tight spot.
School policy experts, meanwhile, pointed towards a larger systemic failure.
WSHGs will be given the responsibility of MDM in schools in a phased manner.
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.
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.
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.
The incident came to light only after journalist Pramod Kumar Jaiswal shot it and made the video viral on social media same day.
The students suffered from vomiting, head reeling and stomach pain after taking mid-day meals in the schools.