NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF MIDDAY MEAL IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF KAMRUP METRTO URBAN DISTRICT, ASSAM

Authors

  • A. Annu Devi Assistant Professor, PQH School of Education, University of Science &Technology, Meghalaya (India), Techno City, Ri-Bhoi-793101

Keywords:

Nutrition, Mid-day meal, primary education, Kamrup Metro Urban District, Assam

Abstract

Mid-Day Meal is a Centrally Sponsored Programme launched with the objective to boost “universalisation of primary education” by increasing enrolment, retention and attendance and simultaneously impacting on nutrition of children in primary level. This study focuses on the Nutritional Status of the Midday meal provided to primary Schools in Kamrup Metro Urban District, Assam. The survey method has been adopted in the proposed investigation. The data were gathered with the help of Questionnaire, Interview and participant-Observation technique. For secondary data, recent government and non-government reports on primary education, government websites, newspaper articles and journals were used. For primary data, random sample were taken from 50 primary schools of Kamrup Metro Urban District, Assam. The findings of the study were that midday meal for class I-V is free for all the schools and from class VI-VIII, 89% schools are taking contribution from students whereas 11% schools not taking contribution from students. It also suggested for proper utilization of this programme by the stake holders, the Government should make proper rules and regulations, and also the parents to be aware and concerned about this programme and teachers should maintain the above condition properly for sustainable education development.

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Additional Files

Published

15-06-2017

How to Cite

A. Annu Devi. (2017). NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF MIDDAY MEAL IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF KAMRUP METRTO URBAN DISTRICT, ASSAM. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(6). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1139