Mid-day meal scheme and growth of primary education: a case study of a district in Orissa

Author(s): Parida, Jayant

Organisation(s): National University of Educational Planning and Administration (India)

Date: 2010

Pages: p. 169-177

The Mid-Day Meals Scheme (MDMS) was launched in 1995 as a centrally sponsored scheme to give a boost to universal primary education. The main focus of the MDMS was to increase enrolment and retention and simultaneously, to take care of the nutritional status of primary level school going children. The present study attempts to analyse the impact of the scheme on primary education in terms of enrolment attendance and drop-outs in primary schools in Bhadrak districts of Orissa.

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