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Wall Street Journal Examines India’s School Lunch Program

Noting the deaths of 23 children in India last week “after eating a meal under the program at their school in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states,” the Wall Street Journal’s “India Real Time” blog examines the program, quoting a number of experts, and provides “a list of ways to ensure that it doesn’t endanger the children it is designed to help.” According to the blog, recommendations include revamping the infrastructure for providing the cooked meals in most schools, improving hygienic practices at the community level, implementing wider monitoring of the program, and providing “a clear system for registering grievances,” among others (Sugden/Rana, 7/19).