COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN MID DAY MEAL SCHEME: EXCLUSION AND INCLUSION IN ANDHRA PRADESHJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.3, No. 19)
Publication Date: 2015-09-04
Authors : RAGHUVEER PINISETTY;
Page : 652-661
Keywords : Community Participation; quality improvement; vulnerable; implementation;
The aim of this paper was to find out the importance of community participation and contribution for the quality improvement of Mid Day Meal Scheme in Andhra Pradesh. The main objective of the Mid Day Meal(MDM) is to increase the enrolment, retention drive and declining of dropout rate and at the similar instant to improve the nutritional support of children for physical and mental growth. This scheme has been negligible by the community. The children belongs to downtrodden were more inequity and helpless due to the poverty and vulnerable. The quantity and quality of food served to children under mid day meal has put a question mark on this scheme. Hence, the proper implementation of this scheme it would be necessary to take measures through the community participation.
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