In the backdrop of the Bihar mid-day meal tragedy in which 22 students died, the Supreme Court has sought report from the Central Government and all State Governments on steps taken by them to prevent such incidents and provide hygienic food to children.

A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam issued notices to the Governments and directed them to file status report.

The court passed the order on a PIL filed by advocate Sanjeeb Panigrahi seeking the court's intevention on the ground that there is no effective monitoring and evaluation of quality of food served to students under the scheme. Read More