NOON MEAL PROGRAMME

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.

1. The main objective of the programme

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

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

S.No Name of the Department Implemented Period
1 Education Department From July 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 throughout Tamil nadu 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.

DINDIGUL DISTRICT

FEEDING STRENGTH & CENTRE DETAILS (2019- 2020)

S.No Detail No. of Centre 1-5 Children 6-8 Children 9-10 Children Total
1 Elementary Schools 990 43315 0 0 43315
2 Middle Schools 273 21618 16125 0 37743
3 High Schools 97 7176 10419 6385 23980
4 Hr.Sec. Schools 96 1870 13089 7820 22779
5 ADW Schools 11 381 220 128 729
6 Govt.Kallar Schools 53 1722 1060 542 3324
Total 1520 76082 40913 14875 131870

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 Organiser, Cook & Cook Assistants. The Government has also fixed target to the District Officers to conduct inspections to ensure the proper implementation of the Scheme.

Types of Variety Meals

First Week and Third Week Menu:

 

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 & Chilly Fried Potato.

 

Second week and Fourth Week menu:

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, 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. 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 of is avoided.
As per G.O (Ms) 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 2001 to Till Date ) Details
15TH JULY Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Birthday
15TH SEPTEMBER Arinjar Anna Birthday Birthday
17TH JANUARY Purathi Thalaivar Dr.M.G.R Birthday

 

SOCIAL WELFARE & NOON MEAL DEPARTMENT
COMMISSIONATE OF SOCIAL WELFARE, CHENNAI – OFFICE CONTACT NUMBERS

S.NO OFFICE / OFFICER TELEPHONE NUMBER
1 SOCIAL WELFARE COMMISSIONER, CHENNAI 044-22502019
2 NOON MEAL SECTION,CHENNAI 044-22501242

 

PURATCHI THALAIVAR M.G.R. NUTRITIOUS MEAL PROGRAMME, DISTRICT COLLECTORATE,
NOON MEAL SECTION, DINDIGUL – OFFICE CONTACT NUMBERS

S.NO OFFICE / OFFICER TELEPHONE NUMBER
1 DISTRICT COLLECTOR(GENERAL),DINDIGUL 0451-2461082
2 PERSONAL ASSISTANT (NMP) TO COLLECTOR 7402608082
3 NOON MEAL SECTION, COLLECTORATE, DINDIGUL 0451- 2460382
4 TOLL FREE NUMBER 1800-425-0382
5 EMAIL ADDRESS dglnmp159@gmail.com

 

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