Serve it hot
Impasse over anganwadi meals ended
now all aganwadis in India will have to serve hot, cooked meals to children and pregnant or lactating mothers within two years. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, or ccea, on October 16 told the Ministry of Women and Child Development to arrange for serving hot cooked meals, thus, putting an end to the stand-off between the ministry and food commissioners appointed by the Supreme Court in the right-to-food case.
The ministry wanted to introduce packaged, ready-to-eat food under the Integrated Child Development Services (icds). But food commissioners said supplying ready-to-eat food involving contractors would make the scheme prone to corruption (see
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