Mirzapur | Children at a government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district on Thursday were served ‘salt’ and ‘Roti’ as a part of Nation’s flagship mid-day meal programme.
About 100 students were filmed eating their ‘meal’.
The mid-day meal scheme was launched by the government of India to increase the nutrition of school children with an annual budget of Rs 12,000 crore approximately.
This clip is from a @UPGovt school in east UP’s #Mirzapur . These children are being served what should be a ‘nutritious’ mid day meal ,part of a flagship govt scheme .On the menu on Thursday was roti + salt !Parents say the meals alternate between roti + salt and rice + salt ! pic.twitter.com/IWBVLrch8A
— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) August 23, 2019
The matter came to light after the video showing the children eating just Rotis and salt became viral.
The incident took place at government primary school, Shiur in Mirzapur. District magistrate Anurag Patel immediately instructed basic shiksha adhikari Praveen Kumar Tiwari to carry out a probe into the matter.
The website of the Uttar Pradesh mid-day meal authority, in-charge for all of the meals, incidentally has an extensive menu to be served to the kids.
It includes pulses rice, rotis and vegetables. Fruits and milk are included on certain days, according to the meal chart.