scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, August 12, 2022

After school found serving rice & salt, Bengal govt fixes midday meal menu

The state government also directed the district administrations to monitor and supervise the entire process so that the midday meal scheme menu is properly implemented.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
August 24, 2019 8:03:02 am
midday meals, salt and rice for midday meals, west bengal govt midday meals, school serves salt and rice for midday meals A woman prepares midday meal in a school. Express file

The state government has issued a circular to all the district administrations with a fixed menu for midday meals in state-run schools. The move comes days after a school in Hooghly was found offering only boiled rice and salt to the students.

According to the circular issued on Thursday, the government has asked the district administrations to strictly implement the midday meal weekly menu as prescribed by it.

As per the menu, the students will get rice, dal, potato and vegetable curry and chutney on Monday; rice, dal, egg or fish curry and chutney on Tuesday; rice, dal and mixed vegetable on Wednesday; rice, fish or egg curry and vegetable on Thursday; rice, dal and potato curry on Friday and rice, dal, soya and potato curry on Saturday.

The state government also directed the district administrations to monitor and supervise the entire process so that the midday meal scheme menu is properly implemented.

Subscriber Only Stories
Explained: What is the significance of India’s talks with NATO?Premium
At native village, locals still have faith in Nitish but some doubt his p...Premium
Delhi Confidential: Opposition leaders skip Jagdeep Dhankar’s swear...Premium
Kutch emerges epicentre of Gujarat’s Lumpy Skin disease outbreak, records...Premium

On August 19, BJP MP from Hooghly, Locket Chatterjee, during a surprise visit to Balika Bani Mandir in Chinsurah’s Ghatakpara found that only boiled rice and salt were being served to 400 students as a part of the midday meal scheme.

On August 20, officials of the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights visited the school to inspect the situation.

Meanwhile, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had described the incident as unfortunate and ordered an inquiry into the matter.

Advertisement

“A departmental probe has been ordered as we believe in zero tolerance in such cases where small children are affected. We will take stern action against the guilty,” he had said.

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Kolkata News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 24-08-2019 at 08:03:02 am

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement