What ails mid-day meal scheme’s implementation?

Source: Business Standard Relevance: issues with the Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) Synopsis: Analysis of data shows that India has fewer states now providing egg in mid-day meal schemes, even fewer are provisioning fruits and only a third of the states/UTs are giving milk to children. Context In June 2021, the Kerala High Court put a… Continue reading What ails mid-day meal scheme’s implementation?

Akshaya Patra wins BBC award

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been awarded the BBC World Service’s Global Food Champion 2019. Global Food Champion is an annual award that honours people or projects that is changing the way the world produces, processes, consumes or thinks about food for the better. The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) is an NGO for children in… Continue reading Akshaya Patra wins BBC award

National Institute of Nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

The National Institute of Nutrition(NIN) has said that it stands by its report of nutritional adequacy of the midday meals supplied by Akshaya Patra Foundation(APF) to the government schools in Karnataka. Recently,section of civil society has written a letter to the NIN to withdraw its report endorsing the APF refusal to follow a directive given… Continue reading National Institute of Nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

Experts ask NIN to withdraw report favouring Akshay Patra

A section of civil society has written a letter to the National Institute of Nutrition(NIN) to withdraw its report endorsing the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) refusal to follow a directive given by the Karnataka government to include onions and garlic in the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. Earlier,Karnataka government had sought a technical report from NIN following… Continue reading Experts ask NIN to withdraw report favouring Akshay Patra

Govt. provides more for mid-day meal costs

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the revision of norms under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. Mid-Day Meal Scheme is a centrally-sponsored Scheme that provides children studying in Classes I-VIII of government and government aided schools with cooked mid day meal. The key objectives of the MDMS is to a) improve the nutritional status of… Continue reading Govt. provides more for mid-day meal costs