Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicMidday meal scheme

Topic: midday meal scheme

Karnataka adds eggs to midday meal scheme in 7 districts even as Lingayat seers oppose it

The scheme has been rolled out in 7 districts, which according to the National Family Health Survey were reporting high malnutrition and anaemia levels among children.  

Midday meal scheme is now PM Poshan, but name change isn’t the only difference

Cabinet approves revamped midday meal scheme for govt schools, to cover an extra 24 lakh students in the 5-6 years age group, schools to appoint nutrition experts.

In Covid year, UP dispatched 3 midday meal rations, but some students are still waiting

After two Covid waves, the long wait for dry ration and absence of cooked meals have started defeating one of the purposes of midday meal scheme — luring poor students to school.

Mid-day meal coverage sees a dip, govt says students are shifting to private schools

HRD ministry data of 3 academic sessions shows nearly 25% gap between number of students who enrolled in govt schools and those covered by mid-day meal scheme.

Govt pushes for overhaul of mid-day meal scheme after roti-salt incident at UP school

HRD ministry has proposed monitoring at the micro level and better fund utilisation in the schools. There will, however, be no change in the diet.

Akshaya Patra’s midday meal runs into yet another controversy over missing onion & garlic

After criticism for serving 'bland' food in Karnataka, Akshaya Patra says it not only follows govt guidelines but also provides extra items such as curd and fruits.

Why states chicken out when it comes to introducing eggs in mid-day meals

Inclusion of eggs in the scheme varies from state to state, depending on political dispensation of the moment and food habits of the local population.

Karnataka civil society groups want govt to dump ISKCON NGO over onion-garlic row

ISKCON NGO Akshaya Patra, a partner in the midday meal scheme, is opposed to the use of kitchen staples onion & garlic in food. 

On Camera

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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