MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (Dr. SHASHI THAROOR)
(a) The following quantities of various ingredients have been prescribed under the Mid Day Meal Scheme:
S.No. Items Quantity Per Day
Primary Upper Primary
1. Food grains 100 gm 150 gm
2. Pulses 20 gm 30 gm
3. Vegetables (leafy also) 50 gm 75 gm
4. Oil & fat 5 gm 7.5 gm
5. Salt & Condiments As per need As per need
Food grains are supplied by Central Government to the States/UTs free of cost through the Food Corporation of India. The cost of other ingredients such as pulses, vegetables, oil and salt is included in the cooking cost, which is Rs. 3.11per head for Primary and Rs.4.65per head for Upper Primary students.
(b) & (c) In view of different market prices prevailing in different States/UTs for pulses, vegetables, oil, salt, the cooking cost has been fixed uniformly for all States/UTs. To counteract the effect of rise in cost the cooking cost has been enhanced by 7.5% in each of the last three years. There is no proposal for reviewing the cooking cost on a quarterly basis.