A standing committee meeting of North Municipal Corporation of Delhi (NMCD) on Wednesday expressed concern over alarming rise in the number of lizards in mid-day meals served in government schools of Delhi.
Many councillors said it is happening due to the rainy season.
Reportedly, Rs. 16.71 crore was spent in 2017-18 for mid-day meals of 2.28 lakh students enrolled in NMCD's schools.
Recently, mid-day meals led to students being hospitalized
Earlier this month, 30 girls fell ill after eating a mid-day meal in Narela's government school. The students had spotted a lizard in the meal, and later the presence of the reptile was confirmed by school authorities.