Mid Day Meal
Tel: 91-172-2623106
Fax: 91-172-2624687
Email: ssa.punjab@yahoo.co.in

Salient features of Mid-Day-Meal

Currently Mid-Day-Meal Programme covers 22.23 lacs children in Government, Government Aided Schools, EGS and AIE Centres in 15567 Institutions (Classes I-V) and 5823 Government and Government Aided Schools (Classes VI-VIII) as per details given below :-

S.No. Type of Institution Primary Schools Upper Primary Schools Grand Total
1. Govt. 13285 5424
2. Local Bodies
3. Govt. Aided 77 399
4. EGS Centres 2205
5. AIE Centres
Total No.of Institution 15567 5823 21390
Total Enrolment 1354626 868849 2223475

Central Assistance under the Mid-Day-Meal Scheme consists of the following:- a) Free supply of foodgrains Wheat/Rice per child per school day from nearest Food Corporation of India (FCI) Godown @ 100 Grams for Primary @ 150 Grams for Upper Primary Classes The transportation of food grains from nearest Food Corporation of India (FCI) Godown to the Primary School carried out through Punsup. Its cost is reimbursed by the Government of India. b) Cost of Cooking includes cost of ingredients e.g. pulses, vegetables, cooking oil and condiments etc. It also includes cost of fuel and wages/remuneration payable to personnel or amount payable to an agency (SHG, VEC) responsible for cooking.