Authors retain the copyright without restrictions for their published content in this journal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of. Purpose of the study: The research aims to study the implementation of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government primary schools of the Tinsukia district of Assam. Methodology: For the purpose study descriptive methodology is used. Data are randomly collected through a self-structured questionnaire. Tables and figures are used to analyze the collected raw data.
The Mid-day Meal Scheme is a school meal programme in India designed to better the nutritional standing of school-age children nationwide. Under article 24, paragraph 2c  of the Convention on the Rights of the Child , to which India is a party,  India has committed to yielding "adequate nutritious food" for children. The programme has undergone many changes since its launch in The legal backing to the Indian school meal programme is akin to the legal backing provided in the US through the National School Lunch Act.
Get access to this section to get all the help you need with your essay and educational goals. The Mid Day Meal Scheme is a multi-faceted programme of the Government of India that, among other things, seeks to address issues of food security, lack of nutrition and access to education on a pan nation scale. Mid Day Meal with enhanced calorific energy content and increased quantity of proteins in food, is also expected to improve the nutritional status of children. The primary objective of the scheme is to provide hot cooked meal to children of primary and upper primary classes. Research Findings on Mid Day Meal Some research findings on Mid Day Meal Scheme conducted by independent agencies reported that MDM programme is a visible programme and has helped in increase in attendance and enrolment of children particularly girls.
Micronutrient malnutrition is widely prevalent in school children in India. India's national school feeding program, the Mid-Day Meal MDM scheme, is the largest in the world and caters to million children in primary schools. Complementary strategies such as deworming or fortifying meals provided through the MDM scheme could increase the nutritional impact of this program. India's Supreme Court has directed that only hot, cooked meals be provided in MDM, through a decentralised model.