A bucket of water had allegedly mixed with just a litre of milk and served to 81 children at a government primary school under the mid-day meal scheme in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra. A gram panchayat ward member said she has got information about that such incidents have happened earlier as well. A video of cook diluting the milk also surfaced online.
She said that as per the mid-day meal menu, Tehri (a rice dish) and milk were to serve to the children. A liter of milk had made available to the cook by the school authorities. Then a bucket of water had added to the milk and they distributed among the children. She said locals apprised her that such incidents have happened in the recent past too in the school.
“There are 171 children enrolled in the school. Eighty-one children were present on that day. I have the responsibility to look after two schools. Milk had to arrange for both schools and I could not track the quantity of milk that reached government primary school Salaibanwa. The cook had provided the milk, which had distributed among the children and they drank it,” said school in-charge.