Noon Meal Programme
History and objective of the Nutritious Noon Meal Programme
The concept of “Midday Meal “ has long history in india and particularly in Tamil Nadu, Way Back in 1925. a midday meal programme was introuduced for children belonging to poor social economic strata in the Madras Corporation area. The dovetailing of meal with education also it has a long history in that, along with the introduction of the “Midday Meal” Programme, the Madras government also introduced in 1926 the “ Scheme of Compulsory elementary Education “ in 26 Municipal areas including the corporation on Madras, with the aim of universalizing primary education.
TAMIL NADU’S MIDDAY MEAL SCHEME Puratchi Thalaivar MGR Nutritious Meal Programme (PT.MGR.NMP) the programme was initially introduced in the rural area for pre-school childrens in the age group 2-5 years and for primary school children in the age group 5-9 years. Subsequently from July of 1982, this scheme was extended to urban areas.
The main objective of the scheme, as reiterated in “ Policy Note 2002-2003” of Tamil Nadu Government’s department of social welfare and nutritious meal programme, is “ to provide adequate nutritious to economically disadvantage children to improve the health and nutritional status of children to develop their mental and physical ability and to increase the enrolment in school and reduce dropouts.
Further, to improve and to attract all the students under NMP, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu made an announcement on the floor of the Assembly on 02.11.2012 under Rule 110 of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Rules by introducing new menu of 13 varieties on Rice and 4 types of Egg Masala by stating that the present menu of Rice and Sambar has been followed without any change for the past 30 years. Hence, the Government officials were directed to bring in the change of the menu in accordance with present day needs and desires of the children vide the G.O(Ms) No.267 Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal programme (Nmp-1) Dept.Dt.02.11.2012.
In Tiruvarur District Noon Meals with/we have distributed Nutritious Boiled eggs for 5 Days 86058 and Bananas 141 Students both Boys and Girls regulary.
As announced and introduced the new pattern of variety Meals 13 food items with masala eggs by Hon’ble chief minister of Tamil Nadu we have selected and implemented the scheme to the following schools in Nannilam Block. Viz.Panchayat Union elementary School, Poonthottam, Moongilkudy Middle school and Mappillaikkupam High School with effect from 20.03.2013 onwards.
Now all the students who are registered under the noon meal scheme they are regularly eating the need items of food announced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister made an announcement on the floor of the Assembly on 02.11.2012 By introducing variety Meals under NMP.
The menu of Rice and Sambar has been followed without any change for the past 30 years. Hence, the Government officials were directed to bring in the change of the menu in accordance with present day needs and desires of the children as follows:
HON’BLE CHIEF MINISTER – 110 ANNOUNCEMENT
|Sl.No||Year of Announcement||Subject and Nature of Announcement||G.O.No& Dated||Cost Estimate||Stage of Announcement||Remarks|
|1||2012-2013||13 Varieties of Rice and 4 types of Egg Masala||G.O.(Ms), No.267 Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme (Nmp-1) Dept. Dt.02.11.2012||Recurring Expenditure||13 No of Varieties Meals have continuously been given to all students/ Beneficiary From 20.03.2013.||–|
VARIETY MEALS DETAILS
First Week and Third Week Menu
|Monday||Vegetable Briyani + Pepper Egg|
|Tuesday||Black Bengal gram pulav + Tomato Masala Egg|
|Wednesday||Tomato Rice + Pepper Egg|
|Thursday||Rice + Sambar + Boiled Egg|
|Friday||Curry Leaf Rice or Keerai sadham + Masala Egg & chiily Fried Potato|
Second Week and Fourth Week Menu
|Monday||Sambar Sadham ( Bisibalbath) + Onion Tomato Masala Egg.|
|Tuesday||Mixed Meal Maker & Vegetable Rice + Pepper Egg.|
|Wednesday||Tamarind Rice + Tomatio Masala Egg|
|Thursday||Lemon Rice + Sundal + Tomato Egg|
|Friday||Rice + sambar + Boiled Egg and Fried Potato|
|Sl.No||Details||No.of Govt. Schools||No.of Govt Aided Schools||Total|
|02||Upper Primary (VI-VII)||218||32||250|
|03||High Schools (IX-X)||70||10||80|
|04||Higher Secondary Schools||60||12||72|
CLASSWISE STRENGTH FIXATION 2018-2019
|02||VI – VII||27827||246||28073|
Supply of Egg – 85917
Supply of Banana – 141
Total Beneficiary’s – 86058
85917 Beneficiaries are eating egg per day.
Checking Mechanism – Colour Based Egg Distribution
|Day||1st week||2nd week||3rd week||4th week||5th week|
Noon Meal Staff Details as 31.01.2018
Utilization of Central Assistance towards construction of
Kitchen cum Store Rooms Fund
|Scheme Name||Year||Total Allocation
|G.O (D) No.21 SW & NMP (Nmp-1) Dept. Dated 14.03.2013 Director of Scocial welfare & Nutritious Noon Meal programme Proceeding No.5567/Nmp 2/2012 Dt.10.10.2013||2012-2013||842||2122.6||214||198||536.35||16||1586.25|
Modernization of kitchens – LPG
|Scheme Name||Year||No. of Gas allotted||No. of AS given||No. fully completed including gas connection||No. Civil work completed and stove procured||No. yet to be started||Remarks|
|G.O.(Ms) No.59 Social Welfare and Nmp (SW 4-3) Department dated 17.12.2014||2014-2015||984||974||421||974||–||Action is being taken to provide gas connection to the remaining 553 Centres. Due to insufficient place10 nmp centres AS not given.|