Per Student Cooking Cost under Mid Day Meal Scheme Enhanced

Union Government has enhanced the per student cooking cost under the Mid Day Meal Scheme, which came into effect from 1 July 2014.

Jul 15, 2014 17:49 IST
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Union Government of India enhanced the per student cooking cost under the Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS). The enhancement of the budget came into effect from 1 July 2014. The cooking cost per student has been enhanced by 7.5 percent every year since 2010-11.

The enhancement in the cost in terms of Rupees


Cooking cost per child per day 2013-14

Revised cooking cost per child per day 2014-15




Upper Primary



About Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS)
Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) is a programme of Government of India and has been designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide school. The meal programme covers over 12 crore children across India, in 12.65 lakh government and government aided schools on a daily basis. The scheme is the world’s largest school feeding programme.

On 15 August 1995 the scheme was launched as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, initially in 2408 blocks in the country. By the year 1997-98 the NP-NSPE was introduced in all blocks of the country. It was further extended in 2002 to cover not only children in classes I -V of Government, Government aided and local body schools, but also children studying in EGS and AIE centres.

The MDMS has been covering the upper primary (class VI- VIII) level in all Government and Government aided schools since 1 April 2008.


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