Welcome   Guest
Call Us 0612-660-9999
    

New Miss Call Number for Head Master(0612-6693111)
Public view started from 11th November 2012.
(For public view go to E-Citizen)
Welcome to Dopahar
Mid-day meal plan - An Introduction.

The National Programme of Nutritional support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) was launched as a centrally supported scheme on 15 Aug 1995. This School meal programme is popularly known as Mid-day Meal Scheme. The Mid-day Meal Scheme in Bihar was started way back in 1995. The main objective of Mid-day Meal Scheme are :-

i. To provide hot cooked Mid-day Meal to each and every child attending Government/Government added Schools, EGS and AIE centers, NCLP including Maqtabs and Madarsas.
ii. To enhance enrolment retention, attendance of the students and simultaneously to improve nutritional level amongst children.
iii. To protect children from class room hunger.
iv. To motivate children belonging to disadvantaged sections to attend school on more regular basis and help them to concentrate on school and class room activities.
v. To improve socialization among the castes and to enhance gender equity.

In Bihar from 1995 to 2002 3kg dry ration was given to each child per month under the scheme. In 2003-04 cooked meal was introduce in 2532 schools as pilot project covering 30 block of 10 different districts but from January 2005 hot cooked meal was being provided to all primary schools across the state including different learning centers. In February 2008 Mid-day Meal was extended to upper primary level, mean by from class I-VIII. Ingredients and quantity to be supplied in Mid-day Meal Scheme is as under :-
Sl. No. Ingredients Every Day Amount
Primary Upper Primary
1. Rice 100gm 150gm
2. Pulse 20gm 30gm
3. Vegetable 50gm 75gm
4. Oil 5gm 7.5gm
5. Salt/Spices As per requirement
Conversion Cost -
Financial Year Primary Upper Primary
2012-13 3.14 4.65
2013-14 3.37 5.00
Calories -
Primary Upper Primary
450kcal 700kcal
Protein -
Primary Upper Primary
12gm 20gm

Mid-day meal scheme is successfully running in 70,238 schools across the state covering more than 10 millions children from class I to VIII.
  • History
  • What We Do?
  • MDM Programme
  • Schools Info
  • Feedback
  • Comment

One of the pioneers of the scheme is the Madras that started providing cooked meals to children in corporation schools in the Madras city in 1923.The programme was introduced in a large scale in 1960s under the Chief Ministership of K. Kamaraj.The first major thrust came in 1982 when Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. M. G. Ramachandran, decided to universalise the scheme for all children up to class 10.Tamil Nadu's mid-day meal programme is among the best known in the country.
Less known, but equally interesting is the history of Pondicherry, which started universal school feeding as early as 1930. There is an interesting story about how K. Kamaraj got the idea of a noon meal scheme.He saw a few boys busy with their cows and goats.He asked one small boy, "What are you doing with these cows? Why didn't you go to school?" The boy immediately answered, "If I go to school, will you give me food to eat? I can learn only if I eat." The boy's retort sparked the entire process into establishing the mid-day meal programme. ..more
Several other states of India also have programmes.The most notable among them is Gujarat that has had it since the late 1980s.Kerala started providing cooked meals in schools since 1995 and so did Madhya Pradesh and Orissa in small pockets.On November 28, 2001 the Supreme Court of India gave a landmark direction to government to provide cooked meals to all children in all government and government assisted primary schools.The direction was resisted vigorously by State governments initially, but the programme has become almost universal by 2005.

Mid Day Meal Programme

Suggestions

 
Help Line Number
 
MDM Performance
 
Latest News
Feedback Center
To bring efficiency in midday meal programme in schools, the government is working on a Web based model to get regular feedbacks from school principals and other stakeholders about its implementation ...more
IVR System
Most populous state in India, Bihar, is experimenting with IVR ( Interactive Voice Response) system to monitor implementation of Mid Day Meal scheme. After mobile phone boom in India, telephone connectivity has reached almost all villages, small towns in India. Outbound IVR makes outgoing to calls automatically during midday to teachers of primary schools and prompts to enter number of students present on that day. Their response is recorded using DTMF (Dual Tone Multiple Frequency) or telephone keypress and recorded in government website automatically. This interesting outbound IVR application is implemented by eHorizons Soft Tech Pvt. Ltd. ...more
Mid Day Meal Website
Welcome to the Official Website of MDM - Mid Day Meal - Join Our Revolution!!! ..more
Dopahar
Dopahar An initiative of Bihar Goverment ...more
E-Citizen
We are trying out a new approach for e-Citizen and we would like to seek your inputs. ...more