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 Scheme in West Bengal
Mid Day Meal Scheme is the popular name for school meal program in India which started in 1960. 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.