Mid-Day Meal

Centre notified the mid-day meals rules (Sept, 2015):
  • Running quality tests and sticking to nutritional standards mandatory
  • The State governments will be held accountable for non-delivery of service.
  • If a school fails to serve food to students for three consecutive school days or five days a month, the State government will have to pay a “food security allowance” as compensation.
  • Ministry has now insisted on monthly random testing for quality at accredited laboratories.
  • School Management Committee to monitor implementation – quality, cleanliness, hygiene
Aadhar is made mandatory for students to get benefits under MDM. It will plug leakages and improve efficiency by removing ghost beneficiaries.

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