Future of Mid-Day Meals
Jean Dreze and
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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.
Keywords: School Meals; Educational Attainment; Health; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H52 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in Economic and Political Weekly 44.38(2003): pp. 4673-4683
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