Policy Briefs & Reports

Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman

Avani Kapur, Sharad Pandey, Madhur Sharma

Centre for Policy Research

February 2, 2023

The National Programme of PM POSHAN, previously known as the National Scheme for Mid-Day Meals in schools (MDM), is a scheme to provide one hot cooked meal in government and government-aided schools, with an aim to improve the nutritional status of students.

This brief reports on trends for PM POSHAN performance along the following parameters:
■ Past trends in allocations, releases, and utilisation;
■ Coverage and provision of meals to students; and
■ Management Information System (MIS) and Automated Monitoring System (AMS).