Mid Day Meal (MDM)

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This scheme was launched on 15 August, 1995 to give a boost to UEE in terms of increasing enrolment, retention and attendance in primary classes by supplementing nutritional requirements of children attending primary schools. It is an ambitious scheme that has been operationalised throughout the country in a very short period. The Scheme was extended in 2002 to cover not only children in classes I to V of Govt., aided and local body schools but also children studying in centers run under Education Guarantee Centers ( EGS). The scheme was revised in September ,2004 to provide cooked Mid day Meal with 300 calories and 8 to 12 grams of protein to all students eligible / covered under scheme.


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To boost Universalization of Primary education (class I-V) by improving enrolment, attendance, retention and learning levels of children especially those belonging to disadvantaged section.
To improve nutritional status of students of Primary stage and to provide nutritional support to students of Primary Stage of affected areas during summer vacations also.

Programme Intervention & Coverage

To achieve the above objectives, a cooked Mid Day Meal with minimum 300 calories and 8-12 grams of Protein content, are provided to all children studying in classes I-V in:
Government Local Bodies
Government Aided schools
EGS & AIE centres


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Supply of food grains, Wheat/rice at 100 grams per child per school.
Cooking cost at Re 1.00 per child per school per day w.e.f.01-09-2004.
Actual cost in transportation @ Rs.100 per quintal.
Construction of Kitchen Shed in rural areas for which funds are made available under SGRY and in urban areas for which funds are available under NSDP and UWEP component of SJSRY. Proposal to be reflected in the Annual Action Plan.
Creation of drinking water facility for which funds are available under SSA and ARWSP.
Purchase of utensils for which funds are available under SSA from annual school grant of Rs.2000 per annum per school


Under Mid Day Meal Scheme some 5.12 lakh children were covered during 2006-07 and an amount of Rs.1335.48 lacs were incurred during the same year under the scheme, consisting of central assistance of Rs.990.10 lacs and state share of Rs.345.38 lacs. Against 1,07,349.16 qtls of food grains allotted during 2006-07 as many as 66,190.90 qtls of food grains were lifted during the year under report and 62,984.97 qtls.of food grains utilized.

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