Policy Briefs & Reports

Migrants in construction work: Evaluating their welfare framework

Shamindra Nath Roy, Manish, Mukta Naik

Centre for Policy Research

June 12, 2017

The National Programme of Mid-Day Meals (MDM) in School scheme is Government of India’s (GoI’s) flagship school-based feeding programme aimed at improving the nutritional status of students and promoting the universalisation of elementary education. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to analyse:

Past trends in allocations, releases, and expenditures;
Provisioning of MDM during the pandemic including additional funding during the summer months;
Timing of GoI releases, with a focus on key components; and