The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday accepted the continuation of ‘National Scheme for PM POSHAN in Schools’ for the 5 years via FY26 with an estimated value of Rs 1.31 lakh crore. Of this, monetary outlay of Rs 99,062 crore (together with Rs 45,000 crore on foodgrains) might be from the Centre and Rs 31,733 crore from states.
Under the scheme, earlier referred to as National Scheme for Mid Day Meal in Schools, one sizzling cooked meal in authorities and government-aided faculties might be offered through the 5 12 months interval. This is a centrally-sponsored scheme which covers all college kids learning in Classes I-VIII.
The scheme would cowl about 11.eight crore kids learning in 11.20 lakh faculties throughout the nation. During FY21, the Centre spent greater than Rs 24,400 crore within the scheme, together with value of about Rs 11,500 crore on foodgrains.
The scheme is proposed to be prolonged to college students learning in pre-primary or Bal Vatikas of presidency and government-aided major faculties along with all of the 11.eight crore kids from elementary lessons.