Noon Meal

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.

Noon Meal

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.

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

Sl. No Department Period
1 Education Department From 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 through out TamilNadu 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.

Sl. No Details No of Centres
1 Panchayat Union Elementary Schools 606
2 Panchayat Union Middle schools 176
3 Govt.High Schools 42
4 Govt.Hr.Sec. Schools 83
5 ADW Schools 6
6 Aided Schools 83
7 NCLP 15
Total Centres 1011
Noon Meal Centre

The State Government has allotted fund for Cooking cost, Modernization of Kitchen, New KitchenShed 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 Organisor, Cook & Cook Assistants.

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 Organisor, Cook & Cook Assistants. The Government has also fixed target to the District Officers to conduct inspections to ensure the proper implementation of the Scheme. The Scheme is also monitored by the Village Level Education Committee, PTA, PLF, and Steering and Monitoring Committee, Block level Committee and Village level committee was formed for the Midday meal Scheme.

To improve the Noonmeal Programme the PTMGR Scheme the following variety rice and masala Eggs are supplied.

Types of Variety Meals

First Week and Third Week Menu:
Day Name of the Items
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 & Fried Potato.
Second Week and Fourth Week Menu:
Day Name of the Items
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.
Noon Meal Food Serving
  1. Vegetables, Drumstick trees, Papaya tree, 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. Cooker has been supplied to the Noon meal centers to make the Cooking easy and in short time and 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 are avoided.

As per Go.No 101 Social Welfare & NMP Department Dt. 20.6.2007 Iodine Salt is supplied.

Sweet Pongal Issued Days
From the period Issuing Days
From 2001 Arignar Anna Birthday
From 2001 Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Birthday
From 2001 Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R Birthday