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Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman 2021 (PM POSHAN)

Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman 2021 (PM POSHAN)

PM POSHAN earlier known as the National Programme of mid-day meal in schools is one of the foremost rights based centrally sponsored schemes under the National Food security act, 2013 (NFSA). It provides one hot cooked meal to all school children studying in classes I-VIII in government and government-aided schools. The scheme covers about 11.8 crore children studying in 11.2 lakh schools across the country. The scheme is proposed to be extended to students studying in pre-primary or Balvatikas. The concept of Tithi Bhojan will be encouraged extensively. Tithi Bhojan is a community participation programme in which people provide special food to children on special occasions/festivals.