Lucknow: A shocking incident has come to light from the government primary school in Mirzapur district of UP. Under the Mid Day Meal Scheme, children were given bread with salt. The video, which went viral on social media, features children sitting on the floor of the school's corridor eating Chappaties with a little salt on their plates. The UP government is providing mid-day meal in more than 1.5 lakh primary and middle schools across the state.
The father of a student studying in a government school said that children are mostly given salt Chappti or salt rice. Occasionally, milk is given to the children and the whole food is given only when a big person comes on tour. While the state mid-day meal authority website, government-run primary schools for mid-day meal in the state give a detailed menu list that should be served to children. This includes various types of pulses, rice, rotis and vegetables. It also includes fruits and milk on certain days according to the meal chart.
District Judge Anurag Patel has said that he has conducted an inquiry into the matter and found it correct. He said, preliminary investigations have revealed the fault of the school incharge and the supervisor of the Gram Panchayat and both have been suspended. A UP government spokesman said that the government is providing mid-day meal in more than 1.5 lakh primary and middle schools across the state and more than 1 crore children are now planned to be covered under the scheme.