Mid-Day Meal Scheme

Mid-Day Meal Scheme

                    The Mid-day Meal Scheme is the popular name for school meal programme in India. It involves provision of lunch free of cost to school-children on all working days. The key objectives of the programme are: protecting children from classroom hunger, increasing school enrolment and attendance, improved socialisation among children belonging to all castes, addressing malnutrition, and social empowerment through provision of employment to women.

            The Foodgrains are being lifted from FCI godowns and quality checked by the committee consisting of Distt. Education Officer, Dir. Health Services, representative of FCI and Principal of Schools. Thereafter the cooked meal has been introduced in all Govt. schools, thereby covering approx.40,000 students. The meals are being served in stainless steel thalis, spoon and glass.