HRD minister asks MPs to monitor mid-day meal scheme

HRD Minister Smriti Irani has written to all MPs asking them to be part of committees set up to monitor the mid-day meal scheme which has seen complaints of poor quality of food and corruption.

Mid-day meal scheme yet to make its mark in Meghalaya

More than 18 years after it was rolled out in Meghalaya, the mid-day meal scheme has failed to keep children in schools or provide dietary nutrition - the two objectives of the centrally-sponsored scheme.

Maharashtra to frame new rules for mid-day meal scheme

Maharashtra government has told the Bombay High Court it would frame new rules related to mid-day meal for students in aided schools.

Lizard in mid-day meal in Bihar, 27 students hospitalised

As many as 27 children of a government school fell ill and were taken to hospital on Thursday in Vaishali district.

CSIR to conduct tests on mid-day meals

Centre has engaged the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research to randomly test samples of food served as part of the mid-day meal scheme.

NDMC mid-day meal samples fail calorie, protein tests again

The mid-day meal samples of North Delhi Municipal Corporation have once again failed to pass the calorie and protein test.

IIP proposes packaging solution for safer mid-day meal scheme

Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is exploring the possibility of lending its expertise to the implementation of the mid-day meal scheme in country to ensure that quality food is served to children.

Millions of Bihar school kids go without mid-day meal

A week after the death of 23 children from eating a contaminated mid-day meal in Saran district, three lakh school teachers in Bihar have decided to boycott the mid-day meal scheme from Thursday.

Raju to write to MPs for support on mid-day meal scheme

With a string of incidents putting question mark on mid-day meal scheme, HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju said he would write to all MPs for their support for effective implementation and quality of food.

Had warned Bihar govt on mid-day meal scheme, says Centre

The Centre said on Thursday that they had warned the Bihar government over problems in the mid-day meal scheme.

Haryana to review mid-day meal scheme

The Haryana government has ordered a review of the mid-day meal scheme in govt-run schools after 100 students in Kurukshetra district last week ended up in hospitals after consuming the school meal.