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Tag: Mid Day Meal

Odisha Govt Issues SOP For Restarting MDM At Schools From April
Odisha Govt Issues SOP For Restarting MDM At Schools From April

The Odisha government has released an SOP to be duly followed for restarting the Mid-Day Meal programme at schools in the State from April this year.

Odisha To Restart MDM In Schools From April After 2 Year Covid Break
Odisha To Restart MDM In Schools From April After 2 Year Covid Break

The Odisha government on Monday announced to restart serving mid-day meals to students at schools in the State from April 2022, after the suspension of the service two years ago in the wake of COVID pandemic.

Iron Folic Acid Tablets To Be Distributed Among School Students In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Project Management of Mid Day Meal scheme has written letter to all district collectors directing to ensure unhindered distribution of Iron Folic Acid tablets to the students under National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) programme during COVID-19 pandemic. As per the NIPI programme, Iron Folic Acid tablets coated with calorie & protein content […]

Odisha To Provide Food Security Allowances To Students
Odisha To Provide Food Security Allowance Under Mid-Day Meal Scheme To Students 

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns, Odisha government has decided to provide food security allowances under Mid-Day Meal (MDM) programme to students across the State. In a letter to MDM State nodal officer, the School and Mass Education Department has directed to provide food security allowance for 57 days starting from June 14 to […]

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 […]

MDM Food Poisoning: Odisha Govt Pays Rs 8 Lakh Compensation
Column: A Wise Decision?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s move to relieve teachers of the responsibility of mid-day meal (MDM) management in schools seems to be aimed both at improving the quality of teaching and the fare being served to the students. Both are equally important. While teachers had for quite some time been complaining about the extra […]

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 […]

Teachers In Odisha School Clash Over Eggs In MDM!

Nabarangpur: A scuffle broke out at the Miriguda Project High School in Umerkote block on Wednesday following an alleged dispute over distribution of eggs in mid-day meal (MDM), leaving two teachers injured. The incident reportedly occurred after the headmaster had an argument with the assistant teacher of the same school. The quarrel soon turned ugly […]

50 Students Fall Ill After Consuming Mid-Day Meal In Odisha

Jajpur: As many as 50 students of two government schools in Odisha’s Jajpur were taken ill after consuming mid-day meal on Saturday, officials said. The first incident occurred at Sibantpur Upper Primary School under Haridaspur panchayat of Dharmasala block, they said. The meal was served at about 10 am in the school and about 40 […]

CM Naveen Advises Ministers To Have Meals At Schools, Orphanages

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Tuesday issued a letter to all the ministers of the State to make surprise visits and check quality of food served to children at schools, orphanages and have lunch with the students and inmates during inspection. Patnaik has advised his ministers to have mid day meals in the […]

Lizard Found In Mid-Day Meal In Odisha

Balasore: A lizard was found in the mid-day meal (MDM) served to a student in a school in Balasore district today creating panic among other students and the school authorities alike. According to sources, a student traced a part of a lizard while taking MDM at Palabaleswar Primary School in Sadar block area. Even though […]

OTV Impact: BEO suspended for eating chicken during mid-day meal lunch

Sundergarh: The Block Education Officer (BEO) who was allegedly eating chicken inside a school during lunch with students who were served dal and rice in mid day meal, has been suspended by Sundergarh collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan. The suspension comes after a report was telecast by OTV. A viral video showing such preferential treatment to […]

Odisha Official Eats 'Chicken' In School While Students Served Dal-Rice In Mid-day Meal

Sundargarh: Nothing could be more insensitive and inhumane than a government official being served chicken in school while the students only get to eat dal and rice in mid-day meal. A viral video showing such preferential treatment to an official who was having food with the students of a primary school in Sundergarh district has […]

Spider In Mid-Day Meal; 54 Students Taken Ill In Angul

Angul: At least 54 students of Kulei Upper Primary School reportedly fell ill after consuming food served under mid-day programme on Saturday. After the students complained of stomach-ache and vomiting, they were admitted to Sub-Divisional Hospital in Talcher. “We found a spider in the food which was served to us in the school. When we […]

What Akshaya Patra mid-day meal row is all about

New Delh: The midday meal scheme is often credited for drawing children to schools and also for cut in dropouts, but it has had its share of controversies. The latest row to hit the programme surrounds Akshaya Patra, a charitable organisation run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), otherwise known as the Hare […]

Bhubaneswar schools to serve eggs in mid-day meals again!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday decided to reintroduce eggs in mid-day meal in Bhubaneswar schools. Block Education Officer (BEO) Sasmita Mali today informed that the government has decided to serve boiled eggs to students in mid-day meal twice a week- Wednesday and Saturday. “About 50,000 children of 276 schools in Bhubaneswar will be served eggs […]

Mid-day meal rice stolen in Cuttack during holidays

Cuttack: Allegations of theft of mid-day meals rice during school holidays have surfaced in Bhatimunda village under Tangi area of Cuttack district. The matter came to light after a video of the rice being stolen went viral on social media. The incident has sparked outrage among the locals in the area. “During government holidays, committee […]

Odisha among 5 states penalised for not furnishing mid-day meal details

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh each on Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir for not furnishing details on the mid-day meal scheme in their states. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Hemant Gupta also imposed the […]

Students starve in Bolangir schools sans mid-day meal

Bolangir: Students of several schools in Bolangir were left to starve after mid-day meal was not served today afternoon. Most of the schools which didn’t get the mid-day meal are under Bolangir municipality and Puintala block. Earlier, it was decided that food will be distributed to different schools from Bileisurda central kitchen which was inaugurated […]

Headmistress suspended for stealing mid-day meal rice

Jajpur: The district officials here suspended a headmistress of a government-run school on charges of stealing mid-day meal (MDM) rice and selling it in the market. The suspended teacher was the headmistress of Dadhibaman Upper Primary School at Bahabalapur within Nandipur gram panchayat area, an official said. The District Education Officer (DEO) Krushna Chandra Nayak […]

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 […]

Odisha proposes revision of MDM cost, inclusion of private schools

Bhubaneswar: A proposal to revise the cost of Mid Day Meals (MDM) for school students was presented in the inaugural ceremony of a two-day workshop attended by representatives of 18 states including Odisha in Bhubaneswar today. Experts have been demanding a hike in cost of MDM citing that while a cup of tea is available […]

Headmaster among 4 held for embezzlement of MDM rice in Ganjam

Berhampur: Headmaster of a government-run school and a rice mill owner were among four persons arrested for alleged diversion of rice meant for mid-day meal (MDM) for students in Ganjam district to the rice mill, police said today. The headmaster of Upendra Bhanja Upper Primary school at Golia near Buguda was also suspended yesterday 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 160 children fall sick after eating mid-day meal in Odisha

Kalahandi/Gajapati: More than 160 students of different schools in  Kalahandi and Gajapati districts fell ill after eating mid-day meal (MDM) served to them on Thursday. In Kalahandi, over 80 students of schools at Bandhapari, Luma and Duri were taken ill after consuming the meal. Students complained of stomach pain, nausea and vomiting and were immediately […]

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All govt schools in Odisha to have pucca kitchens for mid-day meals by Dec

Bhubaneswar: All the government-run schools in Odisha will have pucca (concrete) kitchens by December this year. During a review meeting held in State Secretariat on Wednesday Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi directed the officials to finish construction of kitchens by December 2017. “Out of the 58,000 schools in the State, 42,000 already have concrete kitchens; […]

Probe ordered into substandard mid-day meal in Khurda school

Khurda: A day after more than hundred students of Deulatangi Model Primary School were taken ill by consuming mid-day meals, a probe was ordered in connection with the incident today. School and Mass Education Department has directed the Khurda CDMO to conduct an investigation and submit a report at the earliest. According to reports, several […]

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 […]

Deprived of complete meal, school students make do with only rice & salt

Malkangiri: All the big talk on ensuring basic necessities and welfare measures for school students, particularly through mid-day meal, falls flat when one witnesses disturbing scenes of tribal students being served only salt with rice. This despite the availability of necessary  food stock with them. Students of Sorishamal Sebashram School under Sadar police limits in […]

Class 5 and 8 to soon have detention policy

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Centre will soon introduce a detention policy for students in classes 5 and 8 with an aim to inspire students and make them more innovative in their approach towards study. The Centre has already got consent of 25 states in this regard, said Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday. A […]

Insects in mid-day meal row: villagers provide meal to students

Malkangiri: Following allegations of insect-infested rice being used for the purpose of mid day meal at a primary school in the MV-29 village of the district through an OTV news, the headmistress of the school has gone on leave. Since she has not handed over the store room keys to anyone else, villagers have joined […]

Insects, rotten vegetables in mid-day meal in schools!

Malkangiri: The purpose of the mid day meal scheme launched to attract children to school with free lunches seems defeated in Odisha’s Malkangiri district with allegations of insect-infested rice being used surfacing from a school. Such mismanagement not only threatens health of children but also raises questions over the modus operandi of the State administration […]

Trafficking of PDS rice: 150 bags, two vehicles seized in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Two vehicles and 150 bags of Public Distribution System (PDS) rice, meant for mid-day meal, were seized by police during illegal trafficking in Bhadrak district today. According to reports, the trafficked rice kept in an abandoned house at Trishalpur was seized while being loaded into the two vehicles. However, the drivers of the vehicles […]

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Mid-day meals from centralised kitchen in Odisha

Koraput: A total of 11,320 students of 154 primary and upper primary schools in Koraput district will be provided mid-day meals from a centralised kitchen, officials said. Preparing mid-day meal at a high-tech centralised kitchen will not only ensure hygienic food but also reduce the burden on teachers who had to monitor the meal, they […]

Lady teacher's face blackened for bungling MDM items

Balasore: A lady teacher of Remuna area in the district had a time of embarrassment today as some local guardians beat her up and blackened her face for allegedly bungling the Mid-day meal commodities meant for the students. The guardians, mostly women, barged into the Krushnachandra UP School at Bagaparia and gheraoed the woman teacher. […]

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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 […]

Odisha govt hikes its share in spend on MDM

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the rise in the prices of edible items and to ensure quality of food, the Odisha government has decided to increase its share of the expenditure on the Centrally-sponsored Mid-day Meal (MDM) scheme from 25 percent to 40 percent. Talking to OTV today, Gangadhara Sahu, State Nodal Officer, MDM, Odisha, said […]