It appears that the Government has finally accepted that caloric sufficiency does not make a meal nutritious.
An inter-ministerial committee has recommended a significant increase in the protein and micronutrient content of midday meals.
The committee has advised that eggs, nuts, legumes and micronutrients like calcium, iron, zinc, folate and vitamin A be legally mandated in meals given in schools and anganwadis.
foodnetindia welcomes this move given that protein and micronutrient deficiencies are major food safety issues in India.
Read the article here: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/panel-calls-for-boosting-protein-nutrients-in-govt-meal-programmes-8007128/