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Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDM)

The Government of Karnataka introduced the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme in the State during the year 2002-03.

The main objective of the scheme is to provide nutritious food to the students and this includes supplying of Turdal, RBD Palmolien and Channagram. The Karnataka Food & Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd is a nodal agency for this prestigious Government Scheme.

Some of the highlights of the scheme are as follows: -

  1. Free rice is distributed under MDM scheme for 1st to 8th Standard students, whereas for 9th to 10th standard students the rice is being purchased from registered suppliers through NCDEX E–Auction who quotes L-1 rates for that particular month.
  2. Toordhal and RBD Palmolien are supplied since 2011, Channagram since 2015 and Double Fortified with Vitamin A and D since 2017. The food grains and edible oil are purchased from registered suppliers through NCDEX E–Auction, whereas from June2018 onwards Toordhal is being purchased from NAFED as per Government direction.
  3. The NCML, Hyderabad is appointed as a third party assayer for assaying the quality of Common Rice and Channagram. 5 The Corporation owns 67 godowns in the state. In some of the Districts 42 separate godowns are handling MDM scheme transaction. There are 207 PDS godowns among which some of the godowns are attached for transacting MDM food grains

Last Updated: 28-04-2020 08:18 PM Updated By: KfcscAdmin

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