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Noon Meal

PT.MGR NOON MEAL PROGRAMME

Tamilnadu is the Pioneer State for implementing the massive programme of providing nutritious Midday Meal to lakhs and lakhs of school children. The Former Hon’ble Chief Minister Puratchi Thalaivar MGR has launched this scheme in Trichy District Pappakurichi Village on 01.07.1982. The scheme was implemented in entire rural areas on 01.07.1982 and it was extended in urban areas also from 15.09.1982. This scheme is being implemented successfully till date.

The main objective of the programme

  • To provide adequate nutrition to economically disadvantaged children.
  • To combat malnutrition among the children and to increase their literacy rate.
  • To act as a potent incentive for increasing the enrollment and reducing dropouts from schools.

The Department which implemented the programme since its inception in July 1982

S.No Department Period
1 Education Department From 1982 to May 1990
2 Rural Development Department From June 1990 to September 1992
3 Social Welfare Department From October 1992 to September 1997
4 Rural Development Department From October 1997 to 19th July 2006
5 Social Welfare Department From 20th July 2006 to till date (Rural) From 23rd August 2007 to till date (Urban)

The scheme was implemented in through out TamilNadu in all Government Schools, Local Body Schools, Government Aided Schools, ADW Schools and NCLP Schools. The allocation of funds to the scheme is given by the State and Central Governments.

Centre Details (2018-2019)

S.No Details No. of Centres
1 Panchayat Union Elementary Schools 262
2 Panchayat Union Middle schools 117
3 Govt.High Schools 26
4 Govt.Hr.Sec. Schools 49
5 Panchayat Union Elementary and High Schools 34
6 ADW Schools 20
7 Aided Elementary Schools 33
8 Aided Middle Schools 13
9 Aided Elementary and High Schools 14
Total Centres 568

The State Government has allotted fund for Cooking cost, Modernization of Kitchen, New KitchenShed and Kitchen Devices. The Central Assistance of MME component in National Scheme was granted the provision of devices, infrastructure facilities, IEC activities in School Noon meal Centres and also provide fund for training to Noonmeal Organisor, Cook & Cook Assistants.

The State Government has allotted fund for Cooking cost, Modernization of Kitchen, New Kitchen Shed and Kitchen Devices. The Central Assistance of MME component in National Scheme was granted the provision of devices, infrastructure facilities, IEC activities in School Noon meal Centres and also provide fund for training to Noonmeal Organisor, Cook & Cook Assistants. The Government has also fixed target to the District Officers to conduct inspections to ensure the proper implementation of the Scheme. The Scheme is also monitored by the Village Level Education Committee, PTA, PLF, and Steering and Monitoring Committee, Block level Committee and Village level committee was formed for the Midday meal Scheme.

To improve the Noonmeal Programme the PTMGR Scheme the following variety rice and masala Eggs are supplied.

Types of Variety Meals

First Week and Third Week Menu
Day Name of Items
Monday Vegetable Briyani + Pepper Egg
Tuesday Black gram Pulav + Tomato Masala Egg.
Wednesday Tomato Rice + Pepper Egg
Thursday Rice + Sambar + Boiled Egg
Friday Curry Leaf Rice/Keerai Sadham + Masala Egg & Fried Potato.
Second week and Fourth Week menu
Day Name of Items
Monday Sambar Sadham (Bisibalabath) + Onion Tomato Masala Egg.
Tuesday Mixed Meal Maker & Vegetables Rice + Pepper Egg
Wednesday Tamarind Rice + Tomato Masala Egg
Thursday Lemon Rice + Sundal + Tomato Egg
Friday Rice + Sambar + Boiled Egg and Fried Potato.
  1. Vegetables, Drumstick trees, Papaya tree, Curry leaf Trees and Keerai Varieties has been     planted in the School premises.
  2. Gas Connection has been given to Modernize the Noon Meal Centres.
  3. Cooker has been supplied to the Noon meal centers to make the Cooking easy and in short     time and Mixies & Grinder has been supplied to the Noonmeal Centres for preparing cooking     powders.
  4. By serving new variety meals and Masala Eggs, the strength of the school going children is     increased and also the wastages are avoided.

As per Go.No 101 Social Welfare & NMP Department Dt. 20.6.2007 Iodine Salt is supplied.

Sweet Pongal is issued on the following days.

Sweet Pongal Issued Days
From the Period Issueing Days
From 2001 Arignar Anna Birthday
From 2001 Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Birthday
From 2001 Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R Birthday
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Panchayat Union School

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