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Delhi: 16 students fall ill after allegedly given iron pills in school

The mid day meal scheme in the government schools have come under the scanner following the Chhapra tragedy.

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Updated:July 19, 2013, 12:34 PM IST
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Delhi: 16 students fall ill after allegedly given iron pills in school
The mid day meal scheme in the government schools have come under the scanner following the Chhapra tragedy.
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New Delhi: Sixteen Delhi school students have been taken ill on Friday but the reason of their illness is still unknown. The parents claim that the children were given iron tablets in school on Thursday which might have reacted.

The mid day meal scheme in the government schools have come under the scanner following the Chhapra tragedy. The Bihar government has decided to appoint 67,000 cooks for all the government schools and build 7.600 kitchen sheds for the preparation of mid day meals to bolster the infrastructure. The government will also provide utensils to school children for mid day meals.

Twenty three students lost their lives after they ate mid-day meal in their school in Chhapra district of Bihar on Wednesday. In several parts of the state, students have refused to eat mid day meal.

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