Chandigarh govt schools grow veggies in backyard for midday meal

July 7, 2017 0 Comments

CHANDIGARH: Seven government schools in the city have turned into part time mini-farms, producing seasonal vegetables, onions and coriander to provide children extra nutrition in their midday meal.

Government model senior secondary schools of sectors 10, 15, 26, 44 and 47 and government model high schools in sectors 38 and 42 have chosen small patches of land on their premises to grow organic vegetables for midday meal kitchens -a move the ministry of human resources development has appreciated under best practices in the midday meal programme.