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Punjab budget: Rs 8,732 crore for education; cut in SSA, mid-day meal allocation -Divya Goyal

-The indian Express Funding for the two flagship programmes has been cut by Rs 167 crore this fiscal year. Ludhiana: EDUCATION HAS got a higher outlay in the Punjab 2016-17 budget, with an increase of Rs 414 crore over last year, but the allocation for two flagship programmes — Sarva Shikhsa Abhiyaan (SSA) and Mid-Day Meal, has been cut by Rs 167 crore. The education budget has increased from Rs 8,318 crore...

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Fortified mid day meals to fight malnutrition -Himanshi Dhawan

-The Times of India • ​States like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka are already using some of the fortified products. • According to health experts, more than 50% of child mortality under five years of age can be attributed to malnutrition. In a concerted effort to tackle under-nutrition in the country, the goverment is planning to provide fortified food products like wheat, rice, salt, and milk in schools' midday meal and...

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Roadmap to Tackle Under-Nutrition Among Tribal Children

-Business Standard The Government accords priority to the issue of nutrition, particularly in respect of children, adolescent and women of poorer sections of the society including tribal population and has been implementing several schemes/programmes of various Ministries/Departments through State Governments/UTs. These schemes, interalia, include Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) of Ministry of Women and Child Development, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, mid day meals...

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Mid day meal: Government aided schools flouting norms -Kranti Vibhute

-DNA Aided schools flout norms, give glucose biscuits, poha, pav bhaji The mid day meal (MDM) scheme has been repeatedly hit by allegations of corruption and lack of hygiene. Now, dna tours the BMC schools or the aided ones in the city to find that not only is there blatant violation of norms, but also siphoning of good ration to replace them with sub-standard things is still rampant. The state government's resolution...

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Will PepsiCo food replace hot, cooked mid day meals in schools? -Jitendra

-Down to Earth Secretary for food processing denies any knowledge of Harsimrat Kaur Badal speaking to PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi to provide processed food under nutrition scheme for school children Media reports about the government holding talks with the multi-national beverage company, PepsiCo, to provide processed food under the Mid Day Meal scheme, has angered food rights and child rights activists. They are planning to organise protests against any such move. The reports followed...

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