Q. Consider the following statements regarding Mid-Day Meal Scheme
1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme under Ministry of Food & Public Distribution.
2. Children belonging to age group of 6-14 years are covered under it.
3. All government & Government aided schools including Madrasas under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan are covered under it.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] All of the above

Answer: B

Statement 1 is wrong 

Statement 2 & 3 are correct 

About MDMS 

  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme under Ministry of Education 
  • Under the Scheme, cooked meals are provided to every child within the age group of six to fourteen years and studying in classes I to VIII. 
  • Cooked meal having nutritional standards of 450 calories and 12 gm of protein for primary (I-V class) and 700 calories and 20 gm protein for upper primary (VI-VIII class). 
  • If the Mid-Day Meal is not provided in school on any school day due to non-availability of food grains or any other reason. Then the State Government shall pay food security allowance by 15th of the succeeding month. 
  • Coverage: All children in government and aided schools and madrasas supported under Samagra Shiksha. 

Source Live Mint