Rate of Cooking Cost per child per school day as provided by the Central Government and State Government (under 60:40) has been revised with effect from 01.07.2016
Mid Day Meal
The Midday Meal Scheme is the popular name for school meal programme in India which started in the 1960s. It involves provision of lunch free of cost to school-children on all working days.
Nearly 25% of schools continue to prepare the mid-day meal either in an open area or in the classrooms, which raises serious food safety issues. It is important to ensure that schools have proper facilities to cook meals.
Every child within the age group of six to fourteen years studying in classes I to VIII who enroll and attend the school, shall be provided meal free of charge every day except on school holidays.
MDM will be served on all school days including Saturdays. If No. of approved days exceeds, Nodal Officer may approach the State Govt. with evidence for additional fund and foodgrains.
The rate of Cooking Cost per child per school day (PCPD) as provided by the Central Government and State Government has been revised with effect from 01.07.2014.
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (L.P.G.) is considered to be safe, economic, time-saving and smoke-free fuel for cooking Mid-day Meal in school. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Govt. of India insists on use of LPG under Cooked Mid-day Meal Programme (CMDMP).
Guidelines issued on safety measures for the schools operating Mid-day Meal Scheme after discussion of the Principal Secretary, Department of Fire & Emergency Services and the Secretary, School Education Department.
Special attention should be given on hygiene. You have to make sure that the Cooks and Teachers taste the Mid Day Meal before feeding the children and no contamination occurs in the food.
Cook-cum-helpers are engaged to cook meals in eligible primary and upper primary schools and serve the hot cooked meals to the students at noon. They are engaged on the basis of number of students enrolled in schools.
In view of some incidents in the country mishaps occurring during serving of Mid-day Meals, all concerned are requested to keep themselves vigilant while serving hot cooked meals to the students with a view to avoid such mishaps.