Mid day meal delicacies- lizards and bugs
Ankita Sharma / The Goan July 06, 2013
Goa’s Self Help Group run kitchens have been dishing out lizards, bugs and other poison in food
The then Leader of the Opposition Manohar Parrikar had once said that the food served in mid day meals were unfit even for animals. He was quite right. It still is when he is the Chief Minister.
As The Goan revisits some of the most shocking cases that have been happening with alarming regularity, as the Education Department and FDA remain mute to what goes on in the name of meals in the schools.
June 27, 2013
No of ill students – 86
Shri Mallikarjun High School
Students fell ill after they discovered dead beetle in their lentils
April 8 2012
No of ill students – 12
Students fell ill after eating laddoos that had fungal growth
July 29, 2011
No of ill students - 12
Our lady of Carmel high school, Carimnagar
Students fell ill after consuming stale pav bhaji
June 16, 2011
No of ill students – 6
Gandhinagar Government Primary School
Gauri Ganesh Self Help Group served pulao that was contaminated with unknown substance
June 15, 2011
No of ill students - 54
Murgao Government High School
Students eating mid-day meal found a dead lizard in the pea curry
The cases mentioned above are just a few. A Goa Assembly question reported a few years ago stated that there were fifteen cases of food poisoning in 2009 alone. The question is despite the fact that unhygienic conditions and unpalatable food abound across Goa, the government refuses to stem the rot.
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