In Odisha, 130 students of five schools fell ill allegedly after eating mid-day meal in Kalahandi district. The students of schools at Luma, Kubri, Bandhpari, Ranjendrapur and Dangri villages under Lanjigarh block complained vomiting, nausea and stomach pain after eating the meal yesterday. Affected students were taken to government hospital at Biswanathpur and two of them were referred to the Bhawanipatna government Hospital.
The mid day meal for 176 schools of Lanjigarh block is prepared and supplied by a trust, officials said. The district education officer, sub-collector and tehsildar visited Biswanathpur to monitor the situation.It is suspected that the rice used for midday meal was contaminated. The students were discharged from hospitals after treatment.