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Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Gujarat / गुजरात में मिड-डे मील स्कीम

गुजरात में मिड-डे मील स्कीम

Mid-Day Meal Scheme is a flagship program of the Government of India which is implemented in association with the Gujarat State Government, Gujarat is the second state in the country to start Mid-Day Meal scheme in 1984. In this scheme, the share of central government is of 75% and the share of State government is of 25%. The main objective of the scheme is to encourage poor children belonging to disadvantaged sections, to attend school more regularly & help them concentrate on classroom activities, thereby increasing the enrollment, retention & attendance rates. The Mid-Day Meal Scheme is viewed as an opportunity to inculcate hygiene and sanitation practices among children. The scheme involves the provision of hot cooked meal free of cost to school-children on all working days. It aims at increasing enrollment rate, reducing the dropout rate and reducing the burden of poverty on poor parents and caste discrimination in the society. Under the scheme primary class (1 to 5) and age group of students 6 to 10 years and upper primary class (6 to 8) and age group of students 11 to 13 years of Government and Government Aided schools are served nutritious and delicious food in the school. Children resident of Gujarat is eligible under this scheme

Benefits of Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Gujarat:

  • Mid-Day Meal Scheme focuses on enhance better quality of food with nutrition and to improve nutritional status of children
  • Under this scheme, students are provided hot cooked meal free of cost to school-children on all working days
  • Scheme decreases the drop out ratio of the students in school
  • The scheme aim is to provide the employment in Rural Sector
  • Mid-Day Meal Scheme is viewed as an opportunity to inculcate hygiene and sanitation practices among children

Eligibility and conditions applying for Mid-Day Meal Scheme:

  1. Students of age 6 to 13 year are eligible under this scheme
  2. Students resident of Gujarat are eligible under this scheme
  3. Students of Government and Government Aided schools are eligible to scheme

Documents applying for Mid-Day Meal Scheme:

  1. Residence proof: Domicile certificate, Electricity bill
  2. Identity proof: Aadhar card, Voter ID
  3. BPL card (if available)
  4. Age proof: Birth certificate
  5. Passport size photograph

Application procedure:

  1. Applicant wishes to get benefits can contact to nearest Department of Education or School of student

Contact Details:

  1. School where student is pursuing his education
  2. Department of Education
  3. Education officer

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website
  2. Official Website: https://goo.gl/xxrNL9
  3. Scheme in Details: https://goo.gl/XZukub
  4. https://goo.gl/wWgFna

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