PT.MGR NOON MEAL PROGRAMME
Tamilnadu is the Pioneer State for implementing the massive programme of providing nutritious Midday Meal to lakhs and lakhs of school children. The Former Hon’ble Chief Minister Puratchi Thalaivar MGR has launched this scheme in Trichy District Pappakurichi Village on 01.07.1982. The scheme was implemented in entire rural areas on 01.07.1982 and it was extended in urban areas also from 15.09.1982. This scheme is being implemented successfully till date.
The main objective of the programme
To provide adequate nutrition to economically disadvantaged children.
To combat malnutrition among the children and to increase their literacy rate.
To act as a potent incentive for increasing the enrollment and reducing dropouts from schools.