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Ministry of Human Resource Development26-February, 2007 15:10 IST
Universalisation of Mid-Day Meal Scheme
Rajya Sabha

The National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) was launched as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme on 15th August 1995, initially in 2408 blocks in the country.  By the year 1997-98 the NP-NSPE was introducted in all blocks of the country.

 

            The NP-NSPE (commonly known as Mid-Day Meal Scheme) was extended in 2002 to cover children in classes I-V of Government, Government Aided and local body schools, and also childreh studying in centers run under the Education Guranteee Scheme (EGS) and Alternative and Innovative Education (AIE) Scheme.

 

            Vide order dated 28.11.2001 passed in WP (C) 196/2001 the Supreme Court of India directed States to “Implement the Mid Day Meal Scheme by providing every child in every Government and Government 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 a minimum of 200 days”.  Vide a subsequent order dated 24.4.2004 the Supreme Court of India directed that the Central Government shall provide the costs for conversion of foodgrains into a hot cooked meal.  Accordingly, the NP-NSPE was 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, Government Aided schools and EGS/AIE centres, which cater to children from poor families as also SC and ST children.  In addition to free supply of food grains, the scheme also provided (a) cooking cost @ Re 1 per child per school day, (b) transport subsidy at the rate of Rs. 100 per quintal for special category states, and Rs. 75 per quintal for other states, (c) management, monitoring and evaluation costs @ 2% of the cost of foodgrains, transport subsidy and cooking assistance, and (d) provision of mid-day meal during summer vacation in drought affected areas.

 

            In July 2006 the Scheme was further revised to provide cooking cost at the enhanced rate of Rs.2/- per child per school day, of which the NER states were required to provide a minimum 20 paise per child per school day, and non-NER states were required to provide a minimum 20 paise per child per school day.  The nutritional norm was enhanced from 300 calories to 450 calories and protein content fixed at 12 grams per child.  In addition, the revised scheme provides for construction of kitchen sheds and procurement of kitchen devices in order to ensure that cooking is undertaken in safe and hygienic conditions.

 

            The number of children covered in Government, Government Aided schools and EGS and AIE centers in the states of Central India, namely Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh is given in the table below:

 

Sl. No.  State                Institutions                               Children covered

                                    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                               School     EGS/AIE   Total            School     EGS/AIE                Total

                                                Centres                                         Centres

1.

Bihar

51,245

14,005

65,250

1,33,27,523

@

1,65,870

@1

1,34,93,393

2.

Chhattisgarh

31,510

230

31,740

30,99,782

4,691

31,04,473

3.

Jharkhand

21,917

11,675

33,592

34,43,878

8,36,611

42,80,489

4,

Madhya

Pradesh

86,096

8,809

94,905

91,96,332

2,28,908

94,25,240

5.

Uttar Pradesh

88,887

4,300

93,187

1,84,62,658

2,56,970

1,87,19,628

 

            @ - Includes children of EGS Centres.

            @1 – Only children of AIE Centres.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri M.A.A. Fatmi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

                                                ....

 

 

HB/RP/SB


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