New Delhi: In two cases of mid-day meal poisoning, NHRC`s persistence resulted in payment of a sum of Rs 1.60 lakh as monetary relief to three victims by Madhya Pradesh government and ten by the Delhi administration.
According to a statement issued by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today, the amount included Rs 60 thousand to three girl students of a secondary school in Mathdevai village of Madhya Pradesh and Rs one lakh to ten girl students of a Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Delhi.
In 2012, 85 children of Secondary School in Mathdevai village of MP`s Siwani district had fallen ill, three of them seriously, after eating the mid-day meal supplied by a self-help group.
In the mid-day meal poisoning incident in Delhi, ten students of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Rohini Sector-20 complained of stomach ache on August 25, 2011 after consuming meal supplied by an NGO.
The commission had asked the two governments to pay monetary relief to the victims besides taking strong preventive measures to stop recurrence of such incidents.
In both the incidents, a dead lizard was found in the mid-day meal and the issue was brought to the notice of the Commission by human rights activist R H Bansal.