Mid Day Meal Scheme : Unstarred Question raised in Loksabha
Today in the Parliament of India at the Loksabha Session has raised the unstarred question about the Mid Day Meal Scheme. Answered of the raises questions related Mid Day Meal Scheme by the member of Loksabha Gomati Reddy Venkat Reddy.
ANSWERED ON: 14.09.2020
Mid Day Meal Scheme
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.