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Future of Mid-Day Meals

  • Dreze, Jean
  • Goyal, Aparajita

Spurred by a recent Supreme Court order, many Indian states have introduced cooked mid-day meals in primary schools. This article reports the findings of a recent survey which suggests that this initiative could have a major impact on child nutrition, school attendance and social equity. However, quality issues need urgent attention if mid-day meal programmes are to realise their full potential. Universal and nutritious mid-day meals would be a significant step towards the realisation of the right to food.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 17386.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in Economic and Political Weekly 44.38(2003): pp. 4673-4683
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:17386
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  1. Jean Dreze & Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, 1999. "School participation in rural India," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 6666, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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