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This refers to the shocking incident, wherein a dead rat was found in mid-day meal for school-children in Delhi. Such cases of finding frogs, lizards, rats etc. in mid-day mail funded by government as world's largest school-lunch programme daily to about 12 crores school-children have become quite common. Comments plz.

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Asked by INDU, 24 Dec '10 08:51 am
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The authorities should take stringent measures like cancelling the contract of such food suppliers and put penalty on them for such acts of mass health-hazards !even penal punishment is welcome to avoid recurrence of this !
Answered by nagendra kumar pathak, 27 Dec '10 02:09 pm

 
  
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Mid-day Meal Scheme, a novel direction given by the Supreme Court of India on November 28, 2001, involves provision of lunch, free of cost to school-children on all working days. The key objectives of the programme were noble-protecting children from classroom hunger, increasing school enrolment and attendance, improving socialization among children belonging to all castes and addressing malnutrition- effectiveness is what is under surveillance. However, far from achieving the noble aims it was expected to achieve, the mid-day meals served in schools across the country has caused 4,000 children being hospitalized in the last three years. There have been many incidents of kids falling ill after taking fresh cooked mid-day meal in schools. Recently around 80 children fell sick on after consumption of unhygienic midday meal at a government school in Pune. According to authorities insects, flies, broken iron particles and other unhygienic and poisonous things were found from the khichdi th ...more
Answered by sumati gayki, 24 Dec '10 08:57 am

 
  
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