Midday Meal Scheme

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Soon, UP schools to grow greens for mid-day meals

07 Sep 2019

Soon, UP schools to grow greens for mid-day meals

Government schools in Uttar Pradesh have been directed to grow green vegetables in their kitchen gardens and use them for mid-day meals.

Jharkhand: 1 student dead, 100 hospitalized after eating mid-day meal

31 Aug 2018

Jharkhand: 1 student dead, 100 hospitalized after eating mid-day meal

One student died and around a hundred students fell ill allegedly after consuming mid-day meal at a school in Koderma district of Jharkhand.

UP: 1 student dies of food poisoning, 12 hospitalized

19 Aug 2018

UP: 1 student dies of food poisoning, 12 hospitalized

A student of Kasturba Gandhi Awasiye Balika Vidyalaya in Bahuar village in UP's Mirzapur district died of food poisoning, while 12 other girls, who were taken ill, had to be hospitalized.

Delhi: Mid-day meal NGO fined Rs. 54,879 for violating health-norms

05 Aug 2018

Delhi: Mid-day meal NGO fined Rs. 54,879 for violating health-norms

An NGO, Stri Shakti Foundation, engaged by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation for the mid-day meal scheme has been slapped with a fine of Rs. 54,879 for allegedly violating health and sanitation norms, the civic body yesterday said.

887 students fell ill consuming mid-day meals in last 3yrs

26 Jul 2018

887 students fell ill consuming mid-day meals in last 3yrs

The HRD Ministry had received 30 complaints from across the country regarding the poor quality of mid-day meals during past three years and 887 students were reported ill after having those meals during the period, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Delhi: Alarming rise in lizards in mid-day meals during monsoons

26 Jul 2018

Delhi: Alarming rise in lizards in mid-day meals during monsoons

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.

Delhi: 9 hospitalized after consuming mid-day meal at Anganwadi center

24 Jul 2018

Delhi: 9 hospitalized after consuming mid-day meal at Anganwadi center

At least eight children and a staffer of an Anganwadi center in Delhi's Uttam Nagar area were hospitalized in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital when they complained of vomiting and lost consciousness after consuming mid-day meal today, the police said.

Delhi: Over 25 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal

11 Jul 2018

Delhi: Over 25 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal

Over 25 students fell ill after consuming mid-day meal at a government school in Delhi's Narela area and were rushed to a hospital, the police said.

Delhi: Dead lizard in mid-day meal makes two girls ill

08 Jul 2018

Delhi: Dead lizard in mid-day meal makes two girls ill

The alleged presence of a dead lizard in mid-day meals served to students of Kalyanpuri's Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in East Delhi made two girls sick on Saturday.

Patanjali eyes Rs. 700cr deal: Second win in two months

19 Sep 2017

Patanjali eyes Rs. 700cr deal: Second win in two months

According to reports, Baba Ramdev's Patanjali is set to bag a Rs. 700cr contract for mid-day meals in UP schools.

Aadhaar will now be mandatory to register deaths

04 Aug 2017

Aadhaar will now be mandatory to register deaths

Expanding the scope of Aadhaar even more, the government has now made Aadhaar mandatory for registration of deaths starting October 1, 2017.

Snake found in Faridabad school's mid-day meal

12 May 2017

Snake found in Faridabad school's mid-day meal

On Thursday, a 'snake' was discovered in the mid-day meal served to students at a Government Girls' Senior Secondary School in NIT-2 in Faridabad.

Has Aadhaar linkage improved mid-day meals?

07 May 2017

Has Aadhaar linkage improved mid-day meals?

The government is set to assess the efficacy of linking Aadhaar to the mid-day meal scheme. If found effective it will continue as is, but if there is space for improvement the government will introduce changes.

Aadhaar-linked Mid-day Meal Scheme: 4.4 lakh ghost students eliminated

28 Mar 2017

Aadhaar-linked Mid-day Meal Scheme: 4.4 lakh ghost students eliminated

Linking up Aadhaar numbers to the Centre's Midday Meal Scheme has reportedly removed 4.4 lakh ghost students from schools across Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, and Manipur.

Aadhaar to be linked to mobile numbers, Driving licenses

26 Mar 2017

Aadhaar to be linked to mobile numbers, Driving licenses

In an attempt to implement a fool-proof identity verification system, telcos have been asked to link mobile numbers to their owners' Aadhaar numbers.

Aadhaar mandated to apply for PAN card, filing I-T returns

22 Mar 2017

Aadhaar mandated to apply for PAN card, filing I-T returns

The government has made it mandatory to have an Aadhaar number for individuals applying for PAN Cards or filing I-T returns.

No Aadhaar, no gas for BPL households

08 Mar 2017

No Aadhaar, no gas for BPL households

The government has made it mandatory for below-poverty-line (BPL) households to produce an Aadhaar card to avail of free cooking gas under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

Centre: Aadhaar card not mandatory for Mid Day Meal

08 Mar 2017

Centre: Aadhaar card not mandatory for Mid Day Meal

The Centre clarified that no person will be deprived of benefits and subsidy schemes due to the lack of an Aadhaar card.

Students now have to furnish Aadhaar details for govt scholarships

18 Feb 2017

Students now have to furnish Aadhaar details for govt scholarships

Students outside of J&K wishing to apply for the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme will have to mandatorily provide their Aadhaar details.

Aadhaar mandatory to avail EPFO benefits

07 Jan 2017

Aadhaar mandatory to avail EPFO benefits

Retirement fund body EPFO said in order for the 50 lakh pensioners and around 4 crore subscribers to avail benefits of its social security schemes, providing their Aadhaar card would be mandatory.