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Future of Mid-Day Meals
Economic and Political Weekly (2003)
  • Jean Drèze, Delhi School of Economics
  • Aparajita Goyal, World Bank
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.
  • School Meals,
  • Food Security,
  • Education,
  • Primary
Publication Date
November 1, 2003
Citation Information
Jean Drèze and Aparajita Goyal. "Future of Mid-Day Meals" Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 38 Iss. 44 (2003) p. 4673 - 4683
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