Essay-Has “Mid Day Meal Scheme’’ been successful to meet its objectives SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CHSL Tier 2
“The best way to contribute towards society is to fill the belly of hungry children so that they can study and become the leaders of tomorrow.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
With 38% of children between 0-5 years stunted in the country, India definitely needed a scheme to address the problem of malnutrition in children. Thus, the initiative mid-day meal was started with the order of The scheme came into force with the supreme court order, dated 28 November 2001, acknowledging the right to food as the fundamental right for children studying in primary and upper primary schools.
The aim of this scheme is to provide nutritional food to the children studying in Government schools at primary and upper primary levels in order to ensure their healthy growth from a young age, irrespective of the economical background.
Overall this scheme has been very successful, covering around 10 lakh schools and benefiting cross of children all over India. It has reduced the school drop-out rate and also brought down the cases of malnutrition.
But time and again concerns have been raised over the quality of..