Which among the following is Incorrect regarding Mid Day Meal Scheme?
[B] The scheme has a long history especially in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat
[C] The program is being run by Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Mid-day Meal Scheme involves provision of lunch free of cost to school-children on all working days. Its key objectives include: Protecting children from classroom hunger; Increasing school enrolment and attendance; Improved socialisation among children belonging to all castes and Addressing malnutrition, and social empowerment through provision of employment to women.
The scheme has a long history especially in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, and has been expanded to all parts of India after a landmark direction by the Supreme Court of India on November 28, 2001.