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Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman

Sharad Pandey , Avani Kapur

The National Programme of PM POSHAN, previously known as the National Scheme for Mid-Day Meals in schools (MDM), is a scheme to provide one hot cooked meal in government and government-aided schools. It aims at improving the nutritional status of students.

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to analyse:
■ Past trends in allocations, releases, and expenditures;
■ Timing of GoI releases for recurring components;
■ Coverage and provision of meals to students; and
■ Nutrition intervention and social audits.

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