The Haryana government on 29 April 2013 raised the cooking cost given under Mid Day Meal Scheme to all primary and upper primary schools in Haryana by 7.5 per cent.
Now the cooking gas cost would now be 3.34 rupees per day per student in all primary schools and 5rupees per day per student in all upper primary schools.
If we compare it with earlier cooking cost it was 3.11 per day per student in all primary schools and 4.65 Rupees per day per student in all upper primary schools.
It is important here to note that over 20.88 lakh students were being covered under the Scheme in the state which includes over 13.72 lakh of primary schools, over 7.08 lakh of upper primary schools and 7453 students under National Child Labour Project.
Also, a sum of 352 crore rupees has been allotted for Mid Day Meal Scheme for the current financial year 2013-14. Cooking cost basically include cost of items like fuel, vegetables and ghee being used for cooking Mid Day Meal.