GOA: During the academic years 2018-19 and 2019-20, the state government received seven complaints from schools against women’s self-help groups (SHG) serving midday meals. While all seven groups were issued warning letters or show-cause notices over poor quality meals, one group was also fined Rs 4,000, data tabled last week during the state assembly session shows.
The data states that during 2018-19, a complaint was received from Janata High School, Mapusa, that 42 students complained of stomach pain and vomiting sensation after consuming the midday meals supplied by Shree Ram SHG, Colvale. A fine of Rs 4,000 was imposed on this self-help group, the state government has stated.
“Inspection of midday meals was conducted, samples collected and a warning letter and show-cause notice issued for not complying with midday meal norms,” it was stated in the data submitted in the assembly.
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