50 students ill after eating mid day meal in Maharashtra

Palghar: At least 50 students fell ill after eating mid day meal in a school in Maharashtra’s Palghar District on Thursday.

Out of the 50, the condition of 17 students is said to be critical.

Ironically, the Empowered Committee, headed by Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, had last week, constituted a body for finalising the guidelines for food safety and hygiene under the Mid Day Meal scheme.

Last year in July, a total of 54 students of a government middle school in Bihar’s Sitamarhi District fell ill after eating mid-day meal in which a snake was found. (ANI)