Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) in West Bengal

The Mid-Day Meal Scheme is the scheme started by West Bengal government for providing better nutrition for children and improving education, attendance, learning levels of children and encouraging poor children to attend school regularly. This scheme is helping to poor children in getting nutrition at free of cost. The West Bengal government has created the platform for children of social and economic backgrounds to take meals together. The Mid-Day Meal Scheme helps to increase attendance in school and provide nutrition to children. After taking Mid-Day Meal children are able to concentrate better on classroom activity. Under this scheme nutritious items such as Eggs and vegetables provided. This scheme aim is to provide healthy nutrition to children and encourages them for better school education

Benefits of Mid-Day Meal Scheme:

  • The Mid-Day Meal Scheme is beneficial for all children
  • The scheme provides free food grains (wheat/rice) like as 100 grams per child per school day for primary classes
  • The scheme provides free food grains (wheat/rice) like as 150 grams per child per school day for upper primary class
  • The Mid-Day Meal Scheme is being served with a Minimum content of 300 calories and 8-10 grams of protein each day of school
  • During examination, time school provided disposable plates when children do not bring their own plates

Required eligibility and conditions for Mid-Day Meal Scheme:

  1. This scheme is used for all children studying under government school, Local body school run under the Education Guarantee Scheme
  2. Children must be a resident of West Bengal government
  3. Primary and Higher primary studying children are eligible to get the benefits of this scheme

Document required for Mid-Day Meal Scheme:

  1. Birth certificate
  2. Minority declaration certificate
  3. Identity proof e.g. school identity card

Application procedure for Scheme:

  1. Application form is available at website: http://www.wetheteachers.in/mdm.html

Whom to contact and where to contact:

  1. You can contact to primary and Higher primary school for getting the benefits of this scheme

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit the official website:
  2. www.mdm.nic.in

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