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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN: 0975-6795(Online), 2321-5828(Print)
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Role of MDMS in Executing Food Security Programme for Children
Dr. Barnali Maity
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Ramnagar College of Vidyasagar University, Midnapore (East) – 721453
MDMS (Mid Day Meal Scheme) as one time food security programme has big effects on food and nutrition of school children. The goal of this scheme was to give boost to universalisation of basic education and to provide one time secured nutrient lunch food for students of primary and secondary classes. It is the provision of free of cost feeding programme for school-children on all working days. In September 2013, the Indian Government passed the National Food Security Act, more popularly known as the Right to Food bill. This bill aims to provide subsidized food grains to 800 million Indians, roughly two thirds of India’s population. As prioritizing nutrition in this food system, this study try to assess to what extent MDMS is executing to provide supplementary nutrition for growing children. The study depends on the cross sectional longitudinal data of randomly selected seven hundred thirty six children of 6 to 13 years age group from govt. primary and upper primary schools of rural set up. Field voice reports that MDMS is acting successfully in providing secured regular lunch food for children. To make its success much better, the challenges facing this programme are also being addressed and also few recommendations are being mentioned.
MDMS, School Children, Education, Food Security, Nutrition.
Barnali Maity. Role of MDMS in Executing Food Security Programme for Children. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2019; 10(4): 993-1000.
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