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'Don't make Aadhaar card mandatory for mid-day meals'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

member K.C. Venugopal on Tuesday urged the in the not to make card mandatory for students to avail of mid-day meals.

"There are complaints against the quality of rice, no proper space for serving food," Venugopal said raising the issue during the Zero hour in the

"The situation has further worsened after the Ministry of Human Resource Development directed that cooks working under the mid-day meal scheme will now require an card," Venugopal said.

The ministry recently announced that cook-cum-helpers working under the scheme as well as student beneficiaries will now be required to have an card to avail the facility.

There are some 12 crore children enrolled under the scheme, the member said.

"The should not deprive children by making the card mandatory," he said.

The mid-day meal scheme (MDMS) is centrally-sponsored to boost the universalisation of primary education by increasing enrolment, retention and attendance in primary and upper primary classes.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 13:54 IST
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