Mid-Day Meal Deaths in Government Schools

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This is tragic, but posting it here
 

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High-level of organic phosphorus content in midday meal is suspected to have caused the death of 22 children at the Gandaman Primary School in Chapra in Bihar’s Saran district, preliminary inquiries suggest.
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On Wednesday, Education Minister P.K. Shahi claimed political conspiracy aimed at destabilising the government was behind the incident.
 


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Poison on the plate: Bihar school meal cooked in insecticide container

An insecticide container was used to cook vegetables served to children in a school in Bihar's Saran district, initial reports suggested. Students said a lizard tail was found in the food. Among the dead in Saran was the cook, who had refused to use the container but was made to by the headmistress, Meena Devi, said a student who witnessed the altercation between the two. Two children of Meena Devi were also taken ill. She is now on the run with two other teachers. Following the student's statement, police broke open her residential store and found stocks of food and vegetables lying together with pesticides and organic manure. They said it seemed one of the insecticide containers may have been used to measure or store cooking oil. However, the forensic lab that collected samples is yet to submit its report.
This is turning out to be a horror story.
 

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nobody clearly stated here that since it happned in bihar , its done by modi , i am amazed ,people are not taking name
 

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i deleted because my post made no sense. i had read that the cook lost two of his sons. probably misread. based on the quote above, the jackass headmistress' own kids are affected by the mess. so probably got confused.
 

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Do read this once!
http://www.firstpost.com/india/a-jharkhand-teacher-on-why-the-midday-meal-should-be-rescued-963921.html
Four of us taught at Kushmaha — the headmaster, two para teachers on contract, and a government teacher — me. We were responsible for educating around 195 children, up to class 5. It isn’t, obviously, easy. It isn’t as difficult, though, as it has been to convince parents who mostly never saw the inside of a classroom themselves, of the benefits of sending their children to school.
Harijan Tola — a village some distance away from Kushmaha, which is Rajput dominated — is where the scheme had the most impact. I remember the parents of Gulabi Tatwa, a lean, thin, not-very-talkative 12-year-old boy, finally agreed to spare him from grazing cattle and started sending him to school, because he was assured of at least one meal a day.
 

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