Mid-Day Meal, guaranteed under the National Food Security Act

Mid-Day Meal is the entitlement of a child, guaranteed under the National Food Security Act, 2013 and extent per child per day norms of hot cooked meal under MDMS
Mid-Day Meal

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY 

LOK SABHA
 UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 220 TO BE
 ANSWERED ON 14.09.2020 

Mid Day Meal Scheme 

220. SHRI KOMATI REDDY VENKAT REDDY: Will the Minister of EDUCATION be pleased to state: 

(a) the number of children who were given cooked meals under the Mid Day Meal scheme either in school or at their place of residence between March and August 2020, State-wise; 

(b) the number of children who were given ration kits under the Mid Day Meal scheme during the same period, State-wise; and 

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(c) the number of children who were provided food security allowances in place of meals and kits under the said scheme during the same period, State-wise? 

ANSWER

 MINISTER OF EDUCATION 
(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’) 

(a) to (c): Mid-Day Meal is the entitlement of a child, guaranteed under the National Food Security Act, 2013 and extent per child per day norms of hot cooked meal under MDMS are as under:

Stage

Foodgrain

Cooking Cost

Amount

Items

Primary

100 gms

Rs. 4.97

20 gms pulse, 50 gms vegetables, 5 gm oil other condiments and fuel.

Upper Primary

150 gms

Rs. 7.45

30 gms pulse, 75 gms vegetables, 7.5 gm oil other condiments and fuel.


Since, it is not possible to provide hot cooked meal under the prevailing circumstances (COVID-19), State Government and UT Administrations are advised to provide Food Security Allowance (FSA) comprising of foodgrains, pulses, oil etc (equivalent to cooking cost) to all eligible children till such time their schools are closed due to aforesaid pandemic. The modalities for this purpose may be decided by the respective States and UTs, suitable to the prevailing circumstances. The ad-hoc grant released and foodgrains already allocated may be utilized for this purpose. States and UTs are further advised that all the precautionary measures to face the situation arising out of Novel COVID-19 (Corona) virus, as advised by the Central and State Governments should be followed. As per the information received from States and UTs, the State wise details of number of children provided Food Security Allowance (FSA) during March – August 2020 are given at Annexure.

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Annexure 

Annexure referred to in reply to part (a) to (c) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 220 for 14.09.2020 raised by Shri Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy, Hon’ble MP regarding Mid-Day Meal Scheme

Number of children provided Food Security Allowance (FSA) during March to August, 2020

S. No.

State/UT

No. of children

1.

Andhra Pradesh

2961814

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

159282

3.

Assam

4280044

4.

Bihar

10800000

5.

Chhattisgarh

2824394

6.

Goa*

-

7.

Gujarat

5020464

8.

Haryana

1138910

9.

Himachal Pradesh

480168

10.

Jharkhand

3129548

11.

Karnataka

4508167

12.

Kerala

2720198

13.

Madhya Pradesh

6664246

14.

Maharashtra

8743512

15.

Manipur

161822

16.

Meghalaya

569650

17.

Mizoram

131924

18.

Nagaland

148982

19.

Odisha

4513758

20.

Punjab

1630187

21.

Rajasthan**

4822866

22.

Sikkim

52419

23.

Tamil Nadu

3437316

24.

Telangana***

-

25.

Tripura

432279

26.

Uttar Pradesh

11330208

27.

Uttarakhand

599509

28.

West Bengal

11271833

29.

A&N Islands

31115

30.

Chandigarh

92396

31.

Delhi

1604783

32.

DNH & DD

61443

33.

Jammu & Kashmir

831731

34.

Ladakh

16319

35.

Lakshadweep

7354

36.

Puducherry

45528

Total

95224169


*As per the information received from State Government of Goa, the clearance is awaited from their Finance Department to the proposal for providing 

Food Security Allowance (FSA) to students 

** As per the information received from State Government, Rajasthan is providing Food Grains only. 

*** As per the information received from State Government, Telangana is providing food kits of 12 kg rice per person and Rs. 1500 per family to BPL families.

Source : Lok Sabha
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