No Me(a)ting out non-veg in Juvenile Homes

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  • MP Minister clears confusion on serving of chicken and eggs in Juvenile shelter homes.
  • Said the notification might have a printing error.
  • The notification included 115 grams of chicken once a week and eggs four days in a week, besides other food items like dal (pulses), rajma, chana, milk and vegetables.

Bhopal: State Home Minster Narottam Mishra on Sunday cleared the air around prescribed serving of eggs and chicken in juvenile shelter home, mentioning this will not be implemented in the state. The minister said there must have been an error/printing mistake in the gazette notification.

 “This will not be allowed in Madhya Pradesh. There is confusion on this issue. There is no such proposal pending with the state government and such a thing will not be implemented in the state.”

He stated that every child care institution shall strictly adhere to the minimum nutritional standard and diet scale suggested as specified below.

The gazette notification of Madhya Pradesh Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules-2002 was published on August 25 and is available on the government Printing and Stationary Department’s website. It was issued by the state woman and child development department. The notice listed that serving of chicken once in a week and eggs, four times a week was allowed. As for the veg inmates the notification mentioned 100 gms paneer/nutri nuggets along with Jaggery and peanuts.

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