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Information about Midday

Published on March 16, 2014

Author: anilkumarvenkatatelaprolu

Source: slideshare.net

Mid day Meal

Background It was launched on 15 August 1995. It is only other scheme other than ICDS which targets the nutritional needs of children and it covers the school going children, largely from the age of 5yrs. It has the advantage of promoting enrolment and preventing children from dropping out of school. Nodal department of MDM differs across states.

MID DAY MEAL Target- children of Primary and Middle School. Entitlements-  Boost universalisation of primary education by increasing enrolment, retention and attendance  Improve the nutritional status of children in primary and middle classes

Passed through various revisions The National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE), commonly known as the Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) provides a free cooked meal to every child in classes I-V of government, government aided and local body schools, and also children studying in centres run under the Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) and Alternative and Innovative Education (AIE) Scheme. This is a primarily a centrally assisted scheme with the state governments contributing partially towards the cooking costs.

Passed through various revisions The Planning Commission requested State Governments in December 2003 to earmark a minimum of 15% of Additional Central Assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY) towards cooking cost under the mid day meal scheme.

Revised in 2004…. The mid-day meal scheme was therefore revised in September 2004 to provide cooked mid day meal with 300 calories and 8–12 grams of protein to all children studying in classes I – V in Government and aided schools and EGS(Education guarantee scheme) centres wherein in addition to free supply of food grains, the revised scheme provided Central Assistance for the following items: Cooking cost @ RS. 1 per child per day Transport cost. Management cost @ 2 % Provision of MDM during Summer Vacations in Drought Prone areas

Again in 2006…  Calories : 300 -450  Protein: 8–12 …12  Micronutrients :Adequate quantities of micronutrients like iron, folic acid, Vitamin A etc.

Asistance …… Supply of free food grains (wheat/rice) at 100 grams per child per School Day from the nearest FCI (Food Corporation of India) godown Transport cost. Cooking Cost- North eastern states – 1.8 Rs / Cpd Other --1.5 Rs

Asistance…… Provide assistance for cooked Mid-Day Meal during summer vacations. Provide assistance to construct kitchen-cum- store in a phased manner up to a maximum of Rs. 60,000/- per unit. Provide assistance in a phased manner for provisioning and replacement of kitchen devices at an average cost of Rs. 5,000/- per school . Provide assistance to States/ UTs for Management, Monitoring & Evaluation

Rights and MDM  Midday meals serve many other important purposes, such as fostering social equality, promoting school participation, Preventing classroom hunger, Facilitating the healthy growth of children, Intrinsic educational value  A healthy midday meal can help to protect children from hunger, and to provide supplementary nutrition.  cooked midday meals contribute to the right to education by facilitating regular school attendance and enhancing children’s learning abilities.

Supreme Court Orders Basic entitlement - Provide every child in every Govt. and govt. assisted Primary school with a prepared mid day meal with a minimum content of 300 calories and 8-12 grams of protein each day of school for minimum of 200 days. Revised norm of GOI to 450 calories and 12 grams of protein. Priority to Dalit Cooks Preference should be given to dalits, SC and ST in appointment of cooks and helpers. Summer Holidays Mid day meal should be provided in drought affected areas during summer vacations.

Cont… Kitchen sheds  GOI shall make provisions for construction of kitchen sheds in every school. Quality Safeguards  Govt. should ensure about the better infrastructure, safe drinking water and quality of meal. Joint quality Monitoring  FCI should ensure provision of fair average quality of grains for MDM. The state/UTs and the FCI are directed to do joint inspection of food grains. No Charges-  Meal should be provided without any cost or contribution.

As per the December 2004 guidelines, State Governments were expected to issue state specific guidelines for the scheme These guidelines to have state specific details of implementation of the scheme, including administrative & logistical arrangements As per the December 2004 guidelines, State Governments were expected to issue state specific guidelines for the scheme These guidelines to have state specific details of implementation of the scheme, including administrative & logistical arrangements Monitoring implementation…Monitoring implementation…

What to check Does the School opens regularly throughout the month at prescribed time. Number of children in school. Are cooked meal is being served in schools. What is the menu of the meal. How is the quality of meal. Does the school have facility of drinking water, kitchen shed and utensils ? Does all children sit together while eating the meal. Whether the children are giving full meal or not

 Find out what is happening In your area regarding the implementation of Sc order.  Surveys and informal enquires can be done for understanding the situation.  Involve the gram sabha and other institutions like PTA, vigilance committee, mahila mandals and all concerned persons of the village in the enforcement of SC orders.  In case of any violation of the SC order starts at local level.  If it does not work try to approach the concerned officers.  If case of no responses approach to collector because collector is bound to register your complaint under the SC order.  The public hearing is one of the good option to draw attention of the public as well as the government.  If no action was taken on your complaint move to the advisor of the SC. Redressal mechanism

Impact so far Universalisation of MDMS. Now it reaches to Middle school Children. Increased budgetary allocation for MDMS. Right to Food, Right to Life and Social harmony works together………

Some more Facts of India 13 Million Children were covered under the MDM Scheme. One recent study estimates that the provision of a mid-day meal in the local school is associated with a 50 per cent reduction in the proportion of girls who are out of school. Still 70.56 lakhs children are out of the school . 35,30,962 girls are not getting the benefit of the school.

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