Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) is implemented all over the country successfully

Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) is implemented all over the  country successfully

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

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1093
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.02.2021

Mid-day Meal Scheme 

1093. DR. ARVIND KUMAR SHARMA
          SHRI VISHNU DAYAL RAM

Will the Minister of EDUCATION be pleased to state:

(a) the status of the implementation of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme during the last 3 years, State- wise;

(b) whether certain shortcomings regarding nutritional value of meal and implementation of the said schemes/ programmes have come to the notice of the Government during the COVID-19 pandemic; and

(c) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government thereto?

Mid-day Meal Scheme
ANSWER
MINISTER OF EDUCATION

(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’)

(a): Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) is implemented all over the  country successfully. State/UT-wise details of Number of Children enrolled and Institutions covered under the Scheme during the last three years are given at Annexure-I.

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(b) & (c): Mid-Day Meal is the entitlement of a child, guaranteed under the National Food Security Act, 2013. In order to enable children to meet their nutritional requirement and safe guard their immunity during closure of schools due to COVID pandemic, Ministry of education issued an advisory to all States & UTs to provide Food Security Allowance to all eligible children in lieu of hot cooked mid-day meal, duly following extant social distancing norms, until the schools are reopened.

A total of 6 shortcomings were reported regarding nutritional value of meal and implementation of the said schemes/ programmes have come to the notice of the Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also stated that the overall responsibility for providing cooked and nutritious Mid Day Meal to the eligible children lies with State Governments and UTs Administrations. These cases were referred to the concerned State Governments and UT Administrations for taking necessary action. As per Action Taken Reports (ATRs) received from States and UTs, action such as issuing warning against the official responsible, terminating the contract of concerned NGOs / Organisations, initiating criminal proceedings and imposing penalties against the defaulting persons / officials / organisations have been taken by the concerned State Governments and UT Administrations. As per the Action Taken Reports (ATRs) received from States and UTs, the details of these cases and action taken on these shortcomings are given at Annexure-II.

Annexure-I

Annexure referred to in reply to part (a) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 1093 for 08.02.2021 raised by Dr. Arvind Kumar Sharma and Shri Vishnu Dayal Ram Hon’ble MPs regarding Mid-day Meal Scheme

State/UT-wise details of Number of Children enrolled and Institutions covered under the Scheme during the last three years

S.

No.

States/UTs

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Enrolment

Institutions

Enrolment

Institutions

Enrolment

Institutions

1

Andhra Pradesh

2962241

45505

3003654

45583

2961814

45484

2

Arunachal Pradesh

182567

2934

167565

2934

160977

2780

3

Assam

4272276

57092

4263752

57103

4320767

53427

4

Bihar

19503049

70295

18095158

69513

17239412

70180

5

Chhattisgarh

3130280

44833

3041123

44838

3396887

44986

6

Goa

161014

1479

161693

1473

181376

1468

7

Gujarat

5761832

34307

5488319

34644

5172288

34788

8

Haryana

1601082

14990

1491169

14391

1447990

14397

9

Himachal Pradesh

524705

15494

509804

15504

497774

15513

10

Jammu & Kashmir

967462

23130

941554

23120

887033

22205

11

Jharkhand

4673807

39722

4402797

39717

4180954

35773

12

Karnataka

4710473

54837

4632909

54830

4511680

54359

13

Kerala

2649196

12327

2728751

12341

2785523

12324

14

Madhya Pradesh

7332946

113621

6809497

113621

6664246

112908

15

Maharashtra

11012148

86583

10788967

86744

10692617

86499

16

Manipur

186504

3442

171169

3481

169803

3476

17

Meghalaya

599355

11597

716078

11659

592325

11678

18

Mizoram

200122

2532

136951

2525

131876

2511

19

Nagaland

165702

2076

168338

2099

159710

2067

20

Orissa

4841657

58784

4641593

57590

4513758

55525

21

Punjab

1707881

20157

1574441

20157

1574443

19735

22

Rajasthan

6222613

66506

6265346

66506

6267136

66341

23

Sikkim

66657

868

60691

867

55905

868

24

Tamilnadu

5224545

43205

5010783

43283

4900596

43246

25

Telangana

1913868

27896

1913868

28586

1795956

27329

26

Tripura

465525

6568

446226

6529

432279

6524

27

Uttarakhand

749596

17664

716910

17339

689306

17045

28

Uttar Pradesh

17683288

167845

18019846

169232

18193664

167193

29

West Bengal

11922163

83690

11579246

84171

11562465

83945

30

A&N Islands

32337

332

32337

338

31115

332

31

Chandigarh

98754

123

95334

123

93762

122

32

D&N Haveli

42381

280

42867

280

74293

368

33

Daman & Diu

18467

96

18827

92

34

Delhi

1612295

2973

1626379

2975

1604505

3046

35

Lakshadweep

6957

39

7481

39

7290

39

36

Ladakh

_

_

_

_

16577

817

37

Puducherry

56899

431

56516

428

48427

426

Total

123262644

1134253

119827939

1134655

118016529

1119724


Annexure-II

Annexure referred to in reply to part (b) & (c) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 1093 for 08.02.2021 raised by Dr. Arvind Kumar Sharma and Shri Vishnu Dayal Ram Hon’ble MPs regarding Mid-day Meal Scheme

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(a) State-wise details of complaints regarding shortcomings in nutritional value of meal and implementation of the said schemes/ programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sl. No.

State/UT

Poor quality

Irregularities

Total

2020

2020

1

Punjab

1

0

1

2

Odisha

1

0

1

3

Bihar

0

2

2

4

Rajasthan

0

1

1

5

West Bengal

0

1

1

Total

2

4

6


(b) Action taken on above complaints

Sl.

No.

Type of Action

During the COVID-19 pandemic

Poor Quality

Irregularities

1

Departmental action (including warning, transfer, suspension) and action against service providers/complaint substantiated by State Govt.

2

0

2

General corrective action, including issue of instructions to the concerned, by State Govt./GOI.

0

2

3

Baseless, not proved, not related to MDM

0

2

4

Total

2

4

5

Overall number of complaints received.

6


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