National Scheme for PM POSHAN in Schools

The “National Scheme for PM POSHAN in Schools” is a centrally sponsored scheme that provides hot cooked meals in government and government-aided schools for students in classes I to VIII. The scheme was earlier known as the “National Scheme for Mid-Day Meal in Schools”, popularly known as Mid Day Meal Scheme.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved the extension of the “National Scheme for PM POSHAN in Schools” for five years from 2021-2022 to 2025-2026. The total outlay of this scheme is Rs.1,30,794.90 crore. It will benefit about 11.80 crore children studying in 11.20 lakh schools across the country.


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