On Monday, even as the Editors Guild of India condemned the FIR against Pawan Jaiswal, Basic Education Minister Satish Dwivedi was quoted by PTI as saying that the action against the journalist for “merely exposing corruption and highlighting reality should not have been taken”. “
The school education department in January this year suggested including eggs or milk or another food item with equivalent nutrition value in the mid-day meal twice a week. On Tuesday, the department asked district collectors to hold a meeting of the Shala Vikas Samitis (school development committees) and parents within two weeks to identify students who do not want eggs in the mid-day meal.
While the government has managed to overrule the objections for the time being, and a tender to overhaul the menu of hot cooked meals has been floated, it is now struggling to get a fresh set of tenders for take home rations (THR) and milk.
Palghar (Maharashtra), Feb 26 (ANI): Over 100 students fell ill after consuming mid-day meal at a government-run school in Palghar district of Maharashtra. An official of the district education department Prakash Mokashi said action will be taken against the guilty. Jyoti Jadav, a student of the same school, said her stomach started aching after consuming the meal. 17 of the Kasa village primary school students are still critical.The police have sent food samples for tests to a laboratory in Mumbai.