The Mid Day Meal scheme was initiated in Jharkhand in 2004-05. The Village Education Committees were entrusted with the responsibility of employing cooks for the scheme. In the initial phase, mere 25-30 paisas were fixed as honorarium for every meal cooked for a student. If meals for 100 school kids were cooked, the total honorarium to be paid was 25 rupees.
Demand Day organized across Jharkhand
AICCTU organized a one-day dharna (sit-in) across Jharkhand on 18 May to demand resolution of problems faced by daily wagers and Corona frontline workers during Covid pandemic. AICCTU leaders and activists held dharna at the AICCTU office in Ranchi following all Covid protocols.
The stage is all set for one day strike in all units of SAIL (Steel Authority of India Ltd) on 6th May 2021 on the demand of pay revision. All the unions affiliated to central trade unions, namely CITU, AITUC, HMS and AICCTU have already served strike notices to the management. Notices have been served in mines also. So far as INTUC is concerned, it has not served strike notices in steel plants in Bokaro, Bhilai and Durgapur, but has served the notice in Rourkela, Vishakhapattanam and Alloy Steel Plant, Chandrapur.