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Mid Day Meal Scheme, GOI, 2013 -14

Avani Kapur

The Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme is the world’s largest school-based feeding programme aimed at improving the nutritional status of students and promoting the universalization of elementary education.

Using government data, this brief reports on MDM performance along the following parameters:

  • Overall trends in allocation and expenditures across states
  • Expenditure performance on key MDM components such as cooking costs, foodgrains and honorarium to cook-cum-helper (CCH)
  • Progress on construction of kitchen-cum-stores, and
  • Coverage as indicated through the provision of meals to students

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