Dernière mise à jour: 21/9/2023

Informations de base

Institutions et organismes impliqués
Groupe de population

Détails du programme

Composantes du programme
India’s Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme implements a shock-sensitive measure by providing meals also during school holidays for drought-affected areas in addition to the regular meals (GoI n.d.). The programme also engages so called ‘cook-cum-helpers’, of which the majority are women. The programme guidelines explicitly encourage the engagement of women and minorities. However, precarious wages and discrimination against Dalit cooks have been reported India’s MDM also presents a somewhat different take on priority targeting. While it does not favour children with a specific background when determining eligibility, it does provide more generous benefits to those living in drought-affected areas. Hence, it gives preferential treatment to children living in disaster-prone regions.
Nom du programme précédent (le cas échéant)
National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE)
Conditionnalités (le cas échéant)
Children need to attend classes to receive the benefit, since meals are distributed in schools

Ciblage et éligibilité

Critère d'éligibilité
Children must be enrolled in public schools (government, government-aided, local body, EGS and AIE Centres, Madrasas and Maqtabs supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and NCLP Schools run by the Ministry of Labour), studying in primary or upper primary classes

Couverture et autres informations

Montant des bénéfices
Students receive a meal containing 100 grams of foodgrains, 20 grams of dal, 50 grams of vegetables, and 5 grams of oil and fat (450 calories in total) at the primary stage and 150 grams of foodgrains, 30 grams of dal, 75 of vegetables, and 7.5 grams of oil and fat (700 calories in total) at the upper primary stage per school day (314 days)
Fréquence de paiement/livraison
Bénéficiaires de prestations
Durée minimale et maximale des prestations (le cas échéant)
Benefits last until children reach upper primary education. Meals are distributed throughout the school working year (314 days) and during summer vacations for drought-affected areas
Mécanismes et fréquence de suivi et évaluation
The programme is monitored by all levels of government, following the procedure established in the programme guidelines. Local communities are also encouraged to be involved in the process. Moreover, monitoring institutes, which are also in charge of verifying the progress and quality of the programme at the district level, covering 5 per cent of the total number of MDM-participating schools over within a period of two years, submit half-yearly reports. Monthly and quarterly progress reports produced by states are also part of the monitoring and evaluation efforts
There is a MIS that covers 98% of all schools who benefit from the mid day meal in the FY 2016-17. The system is mostly integrated with internet, but schools that lack connectivity can feed their information offline so that the info is integrated to the online system from time to time. Over 90% of school display a good complieance, feeding data monthly as the programme guidelines demands.