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(From The Times of India)
NEW DELHI: The simple, hot mid-day meal still eludes millions of schoolchildren in at least 10 states and Union Territories, the Lok Sabha has been told. This, despite exhortations by the Centre, which fully funds the scheme, concern expressed by the Planning Commission and a clear directive from the Supreme Court. ''The government has been constantly urging the states/Union Territories, currently not providing cooked meals, to implement a cooked meal programme,'' Union minister of state for HRD Vallabhbhai Kathiria said.
The 10 defaulters, which have only partially implemented the scheme, are: Haryana, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, …