Surat: In yet another a shocking incident that highlights poor condition of government’s mid-day meal scheme, urea balls were found in the bag of rice which was supposed to be served to the kids in Gujarat’s Valsad district.
The incident was reported on Thursday afternoon when cooking staff of a school in Hunda village discovered the urea balls. The officials immediately reported about the same to the concerned authorities following which a probe was ordered.
Officials said that the cooking staff were preparing mid-day meal for the students in Ambabari primary school in Hunda village, Kaprada taluka when they noticed the urea balls. They immediately rushed to the principal to report about this.
Without any delay the school principal took a sample and submitted it to Taluka Education officer IS Patel who later contacted to deputy mamlatdar of mid-day meals, Sandeep Desai and discussed the issue.
During a thorough interaction with the school staff and its principal, Desai learnt that they had bought three bags of rice a shop in the neighbouring Barjupada village, of which one of the bags had the urea.
Desai with his team also went to the Fair Price Shop and checked the stock which was found unadulterated.