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Noon Meal Programme

  • Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R. Nutritious Meal Programme was launched in Rural areas on 01.07.1982 and was further extended to Urban Areas from 15.09.1982. Every day hot cooked meal containing Rice, Dhal, Oil and Vegetables is provided to the children in the age group of 2 to 5+ years in Anganwadi centres. The noble objective of the scheme is to increase the literacy rate and eradicate malnutrition.
  • 80 gms of Rice, 10 gms of Dhal, 2 gm of Oil, 1.9 gms of Salt and Vegetables used for cooking Mid Day Meal per child per day. The feeding cost for vegetables, condiments and fuel is Rs. 1.35 on days when dhal is not used and Rs. 1.13 on days when dhal is used.
  • The children of 2-5+ years of age are provided with Nutritious Meal throughout the year i.e.365 days(Sundays - Dry Ration).
  • To enrich the diet of the children, protein rich food like 20 grams of Black Bengal Gram or Green Gram is being given on Tuesdays every week.
  • Providing 20 grams of boiled potato on Fridays every week.
  • Three eggs per week to 2 - 5+ years children on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and one egg every Wednesday to 1 to 2 year children are served along with Nutritious Meal in ICDS centres.
  • Children who do not eat eggs are provided with a banana weighing 100 grams.
  • Only Double Fortified Salt (DFS)  is used in all Anganwadi Centres of Integrated Child Development Services Scheme for cooking noon meal.
  • The ‘Akshaya Pathiram’ programme (Voluntary contribution of vegetables/ eatables by community/mothers of Anganwadi children) is also being implemented in all ICDS centres, through which the vegetable intake of the children is increased. Through ‘Akshaya Pathiram’ programme, children are encouraged to bring one vegetable to Anganwadi Centre. This not only adds to the nutrition content in noon meal but also inculcates the habit of sharing among children.
  • Old age Pensioners are also served with Nutritious Meal every day through the ICDS centres. 200 gms of Rice, 15 gms of Dhal, 1 gm of Oil, 1.9 gms of Salt and Vegetables used for cooking Mid Day Meal per person per day.
  • The Variety Rice Scheme was introduced on 20.03.2013 in one pilot block of each District.
  • In continuation to the announcement of the Hon’ble Chief Minister on Independence Day Celebrations on 15.08.2014 and considering the special nature and digestive capacity of the little children attending anganwadi centres (Variety Rice Scheme) the following weekly menu is followed in Anganwadi Centres from 15.09.2014.
    Monday :  Tomato rice and Boiled egg
    Tuesday :  Mixed rice with Boiled Black Bengal Gram/Green Gram
    Wednesday :  Vegetable Pulav and Boiled egg
    Thursday :  Lemon rice and Boiled egg
    Friday :  Dhal rice with Boiled potato
    Saturday   :  Mixed rice
    Sunday : Dry Ration