Activists owing allegiance to the SFI and a few other student organisations staged a dharna in front of the government high school at NSP camp here on Tuesday in protest against supply of "poor" quality of food to students under the mid-day meal scheme.

The agitators staged a demonstration in front of the school demanding provision of quality food to students in strict compliance with the menu. They lamented that the agencies concerned engaged in implementation of the mid-day meal scheme were depriving the schoolchildren of the assured quality of food.

They called off their stir based on an assurance by the staff concerned to convey their demand to the higher authorities. Later, District Educational Officer Ch Venkat Reddy visited the school and inquired about the incident.