From Pradip Pradhan
State Convener, Right to Food Campaign, Odisha
All of you are quite aware about chaotic situation in respect of management of MDM in Odisha. Every day, mass media carries the news about causalities suffered by the school children due to mismanagement of MDM in the schools. To ensure proper management of MDM in the schools, Dept. of School and Mass Education, Govt. of Odisha has issued series of circulars, directions and protocol to the school. But it has not helped any way to check the mishap.
Public anger against the authorities is growing day by day in the state. Mass demonstration, public protest, road blockade is being organized pressing demand for checking all bottlenecks to ensure effective arrangement for MDM. Some learned people have suggested to Govt. in many ways for Independent grievance redressal mechanism at block and district level, constitution of independent monitoring team with involvement of Civil society Groups for monitoring of MDM in the schools.
Keeping in view all the issues, a State-level Public Hearing on “Mid-Day-Meal programme” is being organized by Right to Food Campaign, Odisha at IDCOL Auditorium, Bhubaneswar on 17.9.13. Social Activists, NGOs, Govt. officials, Panchayat Representatives, Teachers’ Association, Federation of Cooks , School Management Committee Members, representative of political parties are being invited to put their grievances/ complaints/problems/
You may contact Pradip Pradhan M-99378-43482 for more