MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (Dr. SHASHI THAROOR)
(a): The expenditure under the Mid Day Meal Scheme on foodgrains, transportation, Management Monitoring & Evaluation (MME) and kitchen devices is borne in full by the Central Government. The cost of cooking, payment of honorarium to the cook-cum-helpers, and construction of kitchen-cum-stores is shared between the Central Government and the North Eastern Region States on a 90:10 basis and other States/UTs on a 75:25 basis.
(b): The number of schools and the number of children benefitted by the MDMS during the last three years and current year, State-wise are at Annexure-I.
(c) & (d):The enrolment of students in schools depends on several interventions of the Government in the field of education, health and nutrition and also on economic development, demographic changes, expansion of the private sector in elementary education etc.
(e): The details of funds released and utilized under the Mid Day Meal Scheme during the last three years and the current year, state-wise are at Annexure-II.
(f) & (g): The Planning Commission has not approved the proposal to extend the Mid Day Meal Scheme to the secondary level.
(i): During the year 2012-13, the Central Government has released central assistance to Gujarat as per the entitlement of the State Government.