mid day meal scheme
The National Nutritional Support Program for Elementary Education (NP-NSPE) was launched on 15th August, 1995 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with the objective of increasing enrolment, retention and attendance as well as improving the nutritional status of children.
In the year 2001, MDMS became a cooked mid-day meal scheme under which every child in every government and government-aided primary school was to be served mid-day meal with protein content of 8-12 grams per day and minimum 300 calories of energy for a minimum of 200 days . The scheme was expanded in the year 2002 to cover not only Government, Government aided and local body schools but also children studying in Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) and Alternative and Innovative Education (AIE) centres.
In September, 2004 the scheme was expanded to cover the wages and remuneration payable or payable to the agency personnel responsible for pulses, vegetable edible oil, spices, fuel cost and Rs. Amended to make provision for central assistance for the cost of cooking at the rate of per child per school day. For special category states, the transport financial assistance has been increased from the earlier maximum of Rs.50. 100 per quintal to Rs. and Rs.75 for other states. per quintal was also increased. Central assistance at the rate of 2 per cent of the cost of food grains, transport subsidy and cooking assistance was provided for the first time for the management, monitoring and evaluation of the scheme. Provision was also made for providing mid-day meals during summer vacations in drought-affected areas.
In July 2006, the scheme was expanded to Rs.1.80 crore for the states in the North Eastern region. per child/school day and Rs.1.50 for other States and Union Territories. This was further modified to factor in the cooking cost per child/school day. The nutritional value was revised to 450 calories and 12 grams of protein. 60,000 in a phased manner in order to facilitate construction of kitchen-cum-store and purchase of kitchen equipment in schools. Central assistance was provisioned at the rate of per unit.In October 2007, the scheme was expanded to cover children studying in upper primary schools (i.e. classes VI to VIII) in 3,479 Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs) and the scheme was renamed as ‘National Program for Nutritional Support to Primary Education’. Changed from ‘Mid Day Meal in Schools”National Program’ was done.The nutritional norm for the upper primary stage was fixed at 700 calories and 20 grams of protein. The scheme was extended to all areas across the country with effect from 01.04.2008.
The scheme was further modified in April, 2008 to extend assistance under SSA to recognized as well as invalid Madrasas/Maqtabs.
For more details, click here : https://pmposhan.education.gov.in/
Link for MIS for National Mid Day Meal Portal : http://www.trgmdm.nic.in/MDM_Production/instructions/instructions2.html