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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Evaluation of mid-day meal programme on grass root level in India

Author(s):

Neha Singh

Abstract:
Mid-day meal programme was launched as a centrally sponsored programme on 15th August 1995. Its objective was to boost universalization of primary education and to improve the nutritional status of children by the food being given to them at the school. The impact of mid-day-meals programme on enrolment and retention of primary school children that parents are more interested to send their children. Due to the introduction mid-day meals percentage of retention has been increased. Mid-day meal programme is helping to supplement nutrients in daily diet of the children. One balanced meal everyday has reduced deficiencies of vital nutrients like vitamins and calcium, making them less susceptible to diseases. This programme has been one of the better programmes for its usefulness and effective implementation. It has also helped to break caste barriers since all the children sit and eat together. The MDM (Mid-Day Meal) in the form of NP-NSPE has become not only a nationwide programme but also a national programme. To improve the mid-day meal programme on grass root level, it is necessary to evaluate the strength and weakness of the programme periodically. In order to attaining the TQM (Total Quality Management) of this national programme, it is very essential to take an active participation of the people, belong to different strata of society. It is also essential to take regular feedback from the personnel, belong to ‘administrative machinery’.

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How to cite this article:
Neha Singh. Evaluation of mid-day meal programme on grass root level in India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):1039-1046.

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