Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Will Indian Children soon lose their right to Egg Protein?
Most states run by BJP deny Eggs, an essential protein, to children in the Mid Day Meal (MDM) schemes. This goes in sync with the vegetarian culture they are supposed to be promoting. The latest ban of Eggs comes in Madhya Pradesh where 52 per cent children suffer from malnutrition.
A recent survey reveals that vegetarian people have more protein deficiency than non-veg eaters. Several communities including tribals, dalits and others across the country have non-vegetarian food habits. By denying Egg to children in MDMs therefore the governments are denying both protein and right to live the way people want.