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Dairy business enterprise scheme
Mid-Day Meal Scheme
The renowned midday meal project is a famous school meal scheme in the country of India. The scheme was begun in the year of 1960. The main objective of the scheme is to provide day lunch to students during working school days. Some other important aims of this scheme are including protecting students from study-room hunger, improved socialization especially among the students, increasing enrollment as well as attendance, social empowerment; addressing malnutrition etc. this project has a very long history, particularly in Tamil Nadu state. This scheme was started by K. Kamaraj, the then chief minister of Tamil Nadu state in the year of 1960. Later this scheme was expanded by chief minister MG Ramachandran in 1982. Moreover, this scheme has been greatly adopted by almost every Indian state especially after an important direction given by Supreme Court of the country on 28th of November in the year of 2001. The scheme became very successful and helps to improve the education system in the country. It is a known fact that NGO’s have played key role in the success of Midday meal Yojana. Moreover, on July in the year of 2006, the project was further greatly revised to extend the cooking price to INR 1.80 per kid for northern eastern states and INR 1.50 per kid for all other states in the country. The important nutritional norm also was revised to about 450 calories plus 12 grams of useful protein. Apart from that central assistance money INR 60,000 per necessary unit for INR 5000 for each school has been given to improve the kitchen facilities for the scheme. On October, 2007, this project was greatly extended to cover all the kids of upper primary level those studying in about 3,479 literally backward blocks. Moreover, the name of this scheme was changed from popular national scheme of nutritional assistance to primary school to national scheme of important mid-day meal in primary schools. Apart from that the nutritional system for upper primary level was set up at about 700 calories plus 20 grams important protein. On 1st of April in the year of 2008, the scheme was implemented all over the country. However, it was later revised in the year of 2008.