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Our work gives us a sense of pride, but that doesn’t fill stomachs: Mid-day meal cooks in Patna

After a 39-day strike, Bihar mid-day meal cooks have got a salary hike of Rs 250 a month; Centre allocation per meal per child for Classes 1 to 5 is up 22 paise

Bihar: Cooks' strike stalls midday meal in over 70,000 schools

Over 2.18 lakh cooks, who had been engaged in part-time contract jobs, have been on an indefinite strike since 7 January demanding an increase in wages, payment of wages on a 12-month basis as opposed to the current 10 working months wage system. 

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'Govt orders inquiry after students not served mid-day meals for 9 months in J-K'

The scheme is known to be a major factor in motivating people from lower strata of society to enrol their children in the educational institutions in far-flung areas. 

Midday meal: Complaint against Dalit cook after students fall ill, she alleges conspiracy

The Dalit woman, P Pappal, was transferred to another school last month after the parents of children of Gounder community had opposed to her appointment and exerted pressure on the authorities concerned to shift her.

UP girl detained for mixing ‘poison’ in midday meal: police

The headmaster said he suspected that the girl had done so to “avenge” the death of her younger brother, who had died after another student allegedly hit him on the head with a stone in February this year.

NGOs taken off schools for low quality food continue to serve at anganwadis

An RTI reply from the DoE, received in April 2017, shows that services of three suppliers were discontinued in 2013 after worms were found in the food they had served children, who had to be hospitalised.

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HRD ministry makes Aadhaar mandatory for students, cooks under midday meal scheme

The Department of School Education and Literacy had opposed the decision saying it needs more deliberation.

ISKCON centre at Wada booked as students fall ill after consuming midday meal

Over 50 students of a school at Kasa Budruk village in Palghar complained of severe stomachache and nausea immediately after eating the packed food under midday meal scheme.

CAG slams CITCO over quality of midday meal

Audit also reveals that Chandigarh Administration did not engage reputed institutes and laboratories to take samples for inspections

‘Insects’ in midday meal, school staffer suspended

The complaint came from Adarsh Prathmik Shala of Dedarma village in Anand’s Borsad taluka, officials said. The action was taken after a protest by the villagers.

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