[Lakshadweep] Meat excluded from mid-day meals in schools since it is already consumed at home: UT Administrator to Supreme Court

The Lakshadweep administrator has told the top court that meat is part of all regular household meals but consumption of fruits and dry fruits is less among islanders and hence, it has been included in the mid-day meals.
Mid day meal
Mid day meal

The Lakshwadeep administration has informed the Supreme Court that it decided to omit meat from the menu of mid day meal in schools on the Lakshadweep islands and include fruits and dry fruits in its place since regular islanders consume meat from their houses but not fruits and dry fruits [Ajmal Ahmed R v. Union of India].

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