Pests found in Mid-day Meal; parents stage protest
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Pests found in Mid-day Meal; parents stage protest

September 15, 2018

Periyapatna:  Upset over pests found in food served for school children under the Mid-day Meal scheme, angry parents and villagers staged a demonstration in front of Manchadevanahalli Government Higher Primary School in the taluk this morning.

Blaming the negligence of Manchadevanahalli School Head Mistress and the cooks for the same, the protesters demanded that the Block Education Officer (BEO) and Mid-day Meal scheme office to conduct regular checks in order to ensure that children get quality food.

The protesters also alleged that the School HM Tajunnisa, when questioned had threatened to lodge a Police complaint against them.

Alleging that rotten vegetables and poor quality food grains were being used for cooking, they urged the authorities to take action against the cooks.

TP Member S. Ramu, Milk Producers Co-operative Union President M.B. Manjunath, former GP Member Suresh and others were present.

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