Some important programme and schemes

Some important programme and schemes

Mid-Day Meal Scheme

=> Covers children of classes I-VIll studying in government, government-aided schools, special training centres (STC) and madarsas/ maqtabs supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).


=> The cooked mid day meal consists of 100 grams of wheat/rice, 20 grams of pulses, 50 grams of vegetables and 5 grams of oil/fat and provides 450 calories of energy and 12 grams of protein at primary stage.

=> For upper primary stage children, it consists of 150 grams of wheat/rice, 30 grams of pulses, 75 grams of vegetables and 7.5 gram of oil/fat and provides 700 calories of energy and 20 grams of proteins.

Tithi Bhojan 

=> It is voluntarily served by the community/family among school children in several forms like sweets and namkeen along with regular MDM, full meals, supplementary

nutritive items like sprouted beans, contribution in kind such as cooking ware, utensils, dinner sets or glasses for drinking water.

Twenty Point Programme

=> The Twenty Point Programme (TPP) initiated since 1975 was restructured in 1982, 1986 and 2006.


=> To eradicate poverty and improve the quality of life of the poor and the underprivileged people all over the country. The programme covers various socio-economic aspects like poverty, employment, education, housing, agriculture, drinking water, afforestation and environment protection, energy to rural areas, welfare of weaker sections of the society, etc.

Right to Information

=> The Right to Information Act, 2005 empowers the citizens, promotes transparency and accountability in the working of the government, combat corruption and makes the democracy work for people in real sense.


=> The Central Information Commission/State Information Commissions are high-powered independent bodies created by the Act, and they can impose penalty on the defaulting Public Information Officers.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

=> to provide deposit free LPG connections to 8 crore women belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households



=> Aimed at rationalizing subsidies based on approach to cut subsidy leakages, but not subsidies per se.

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