Eggs in mid-day meal being opposed by select few

Raipur: After the Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government re-introduced eggs in the mid-day meals for students in government schools and bananas for those who are vegetarian to improve their health, a controversy has erupted with a social organisation and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claiming that the move will force “vegetarian” children to eat eggs.

About 37% of the children under the age of 14 in Chhattisgarh are stunted or under-weight, the two indicators of malnourishment with the highest rate of 44% mong tribal children. The previous BJP government had removed eggs from the menu of mid-day meals in 2015 saying it hurts religious sentiments of the people.

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