Mid Day Meal Programme was commenced by British government before Independence. It was developed specifically for deprived children of Municipal Corporation in Madras. In the year of 1928, Calcutta’s Keshav Academy launched
During the early stages of execution, it was professed that delivery style of dietary will be in form of precooked food, warm cooked food and food morsels. Only four states commonly known as Kerala, Gujarat, Orissa and Tamil Nadu
Despite of success of this scheme, child starvation has become a more problem and persists more in India. As per the current figures, 42.5% of the kids below 5 years of age are malnourished. This is because of an easy reason that
Mid Day Meal Scheme
Our Indian Government has a multi featured proposal that is known as Mid Day Meal Scheme. The main function of this programme is to address those concerns that are linked to nutrition deficiency, provision security and education access. According to this scheme free lunch provisions are provided to some educations centers such as Upper Primary and Primary Classes of Government, Local Body and Administration Aided. Even few schools that are run by Ministry of Labor such as Alternate Innovative Education Centers, Maqtabs and Madarsa and National Child Labor Project are also offered by this Mid day meal scheme. Moreover the main purpose of this project is to serve children with warm cooked food. Mid day meal scheme even focuses on dietary status of kids and specifically of poor offspring that belong to deprived sections so that they can also live better life. Other aims of it are to make regular and frequent visits to schools so that children can be guided well about classroom attention, enrollment improvement and attendance rates. As per the government, it is considered that this scheme is one of the world’s major schools feeding proposal as it feeds approximately 120,000,000 children in about 1,265,000 Education Guarantee Plan centers and schools across the nation.
According to the survey of World Bank it is found that India inhabits 42% of world’s scrawny children. Also as per the reports of National Institute of Nourishment and Indian Council for health Research, 58.6% of children belonging to age group from 6 to 9 years and 77.9% of children from 10 to 13 years are found malnourished. Furthermore in many educational institutes 60% failure rates are found. It is proved in Article 24 that according to the Rights of Child, India that inhabits a party has committed that it will provide "sufficient healthy foods" to the children.