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Headmaster Suspended For Irregularities In Mid-Day Meal Scheme In Odisha

Kendrapara: A headmaster of a government-run primary school in Rajnagar block of Odishas Kendrapara district was placed under suspension on Thursday for alleged irregularities in the mid-day meal scheme, an official said. Maheswar Pradhan, the head of Kushailo primary school, was found to have allegedly inflated the students’ attendance to misappropriate the noon meal ration, […]

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Column: Constant Monitoring of MDM Must

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A Block Education Officer (BEO) was recently beaten up by people over the poor quality of mid-day meal (MDM) rice being supplied to a primary school in Nowrangpur district. The residents of the village where the school is located wanted to lodge a complaint with the BEO with regard to the […]

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Relief For Odisha Teachers! MDM Programme To Be Managed By Women SHGs

Bhubaneswar: In a much needed respite for teachers, the government of Odisha has decided to release them from the responsibility of mid-day meal (MDM) management and engage women self help groups (WSHGs) instead. As per reports, initially, MDM programme in the schools with strength of 100 students or above would be managed by WSHGs. The […]

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Puffed Rice Served In Midday Meal In Odisha School

Bolangir: A video purportedly showing students feeding on puffed rice (mudhi) instead of cooked food in Midday Meal (MDM) in a school in Odisha has gone viral on various social media platforms. The incident has been reported from Government Upper Primary School at Sansa village under Agalpur tehsil in Bolangir district. Sources said, as no […]

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Midday meals can improve kids' reading, math skills

Primary school children who ate midday meals over an extended period were shown to have significantly better learning outcomes, according to researchers of Indian-origin. The researchers, in the study published in the Journal of Development Economics, suggest a powerful connection between nutrition and education. Professors Rajshri Jayaraman from ESMT Berlin in Germany and Tanika Chakraborty […]

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Midday meals can improve kids' reading, math skills

Primary school children who ate midday meals over an extended period were shown to have significantly better learning outcomes, according to researchers of Indian-origin. The researchers, in the study published in the Journal of Development Economics, suggest a powerful connection between nutrition and education. Professors Rajshri Jayaraman from ESMT Berlin in Germany and Tanika Chakraborty […]

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PIL against VK Pandian in HC

Bhubaneswar: A PIL was filed in the Orissa High Court today, seeking action against Chief Minister’s private secretary V. Karthikeyan Pandian over alleged irregularities during his tenure as Ganjam Collector. Bharatiya Vikas Parishad, a non-profit organization, filed the petition alleging Pandian and nine others of showing undue favou r to an organization identified as Mana […]

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Paneer served in school MDM not in good taste & unhealthy?

Nayagarh: In what could baffle most parents of children studying in government schools across the state, allegations of adulterated paneer being served in mid day meals have cropped up from different schools in Khandapada area of Nayagarh district. Many parents have alleged that the paneer served to children in the MDM every Saturday is prepared in the school […]

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Unsafe mid-day meals: Odisha Food Commission seeks urgent action

Bhubaneswar: Among many other issues affecting proper implementation of Mid-Day Meal (MDM) programme in Odisha, safety issues pertaining to the food being served has now come to fore with the Odisha Food Commission asking the State government to take urgent action. Based on the quality test report of cooked food samples of MDM received from […]

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Odisha schools mulling to take eggs off MDM menu?

Bhubaneswar: Rise in egg prices over the past few weeks has stoked fears that the nutritious food might not be served in mid day meals (MDM) at schools in coming days. While an egg now costs Rs 6, the approved budget for MDM per student from Class I to V is Rs 4.58 while for […]

Students fall ill after eating mid-day meal in school

Mayurbhanj: As many as 22 students of Brahmanamara Ashram School under Morada block of Mayurbhanj district fell ill allegedly after consuming mid-day meals at the school here on Tuesday. According to sources, the students had Upma in their breakfast; in lunch they were provided rice, dal, mix-vegetable and Soya bean curry and later they had […]

Over 150 students fall ill after eating breakfast at school

Malkangiri: Over 150 girl students of Badapada Asharam School near Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district have taken ill after eating flattened rice mixed with phenyl today. According to reports, the students complained of vomiting and nausea after eating flattened rice served in the breakfast. They were admitted to the Janbai medical. Out of the affected 150, […]

Over hundred taken ill after eating MDM in Khurda

Khurda: Over hundred students of a primary school here were taken ill after eating food served in the mid-day meal (MDM) program today. According to sources, some students of the Deulatangi Model Primary School here complained of vomiting and nausea after consuming the food served in the MDM. Soon after, the Headmaster and other school […]

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Mid-day meals to continue during vacation in drought-hit areas

Bhubaneswar: Mid-day meal (MDM) program will continue in 36, 000 schools spread over 27 drought-hit districts of the state during the summer vacation. The decision, which would involve an additional cost of 81 crore to the state exchequer, was taken at the steering committee meeting here today. Similarly, the proposal to increase the budget for […]