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UN's World Food Programme tells India to ensure continuity of mid-day meal programme as schools reopen

A recent UN report presented evidence on the potential short and long-term negative effects of the disruption to school meal schemes during the COVID-19 pandemic globally

Published on 31st January 2021
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Delhi govt to provide dry rations under the mid-day meal scheme for next six months

The Delhi government has announced that schools will not reopen in the national capital till a vaccine for COVID-19 is available

Published on 29th December 2020
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Children in Karnataka have been denied milk for six months, reveals RTI

A group of 80 nutritionists, doctors, activists, lawyers and citizens have written to the government to start the supply of milk powder under Ksheera Bhagya for government and aided school students

Published on 3rd December 2020
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Civil Society groups in Karnataka demand probe on misuse of funds in midday meals by Akshaya Patra

The letter was signed by Vinay K Sreenivasa, advocate, Siddharth K J, researcher, G Ravi of Fourth Wave Foundation, Dr Sylvia Karpagam, and Dr Veena Shatrugna, medical scientist and others

Published on 25th November 2020
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Activists, doctors accuse K’taka govt of stopping midday meals, urge it to add egg as food item

The signatories in their letter said that students have not been receiving the midday meals or dry ration from June 2020 

Published on 28th October 2020
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Uttarakhand govt applauded for mid-day meal scheme which helped curb drop out rates

Under the mid-day meal scheme, the students are to be served pulses, rice, chapatis, vegetables along with fruit and milk on certain days

Published on 19th October 2020
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Rs 27 crore released to AAP government for midday meal scheme: Centre tells Delhi HC

The submissions were made in response to the court's query on June 30 as to when the Centre transferred the money for mid-day meal, for which months and when did Delhi government receive the funds

Published on 21st July 2020
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Amid lockdown and online classes, Kerala to provide grocery kits to 26.27 lakh school students

The state is already providing food kits to Anganwadi students. The scheme was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday

Published on 9th July 2020
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Not right to make children wait for midday meals: Delhi High Court

The court observations came after Delhi government counsel said that funds needed for providing mid-day meals in government schools are yet to come

Published on 30th June 2020
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Vice-President calls for 'tolerance' during Pondicherry University convocation, protesting students detained for 20 hours

The students were shoved into police vans around midday on Tuesday when they refused to vacate the admin block and were released after the convocation ended without incident

Published on 27th February 2020
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Bengaluru contemplates extending mid-day meal to pre-university students

While the present mid-day meal scheme covers students only till Class 10, Suresh said there was a demand from several quarters to extend the scheme to PU classes

Published on 13th September 2019
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Akshaya Patra scheme to be implemented in schools from next academic year: Puducherry Edu Minister

Replying to a question, Kamalakannan said though, the agreement in this regard was signed on July 12, 2018, it could not be implemented due to some administrative constraints

Published on 30th August 2019
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WB government fixes midday meal menu for state-run schools, fish or egg to be served twice a week

The School Education department in the circular sent to all district administrations told them to strictly maintain the menu

Published on 24th August 2019
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'Salt-n-roti' served under midday meal scheme in UP school, parents cry foul

According to the website of state Midday Meal Authority, the overseeing body for these meals in the state list an elaborate menu that is supposed to be served to children

Published on 23rd August 2019
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UP government school children to grow vegetables, fruits for midday meal scheme

The idea behind the scheme is to boost the nutritive value of the midday meals and also encourage children to grow plants, vegetables and fruits

Published on 6th August 2019

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