MDM Friday Menu Changed to Rice and dal with vegetables - No Hot Pongal

Memo.No.ESE02-27021/132/2019-MDM-CSE Dt:29/06/2022 School Education–Mid-Day Meal Scheme–Revision of Menu–Measures to be taken in implementation further Instructions issued–Regarding MDM Friday Menu Changed  to Rice and dal with vegetables - No Hot Pongal 

MDM Friday Menu Changed - Hot Pongal Removed Old Menu Memo ESE 02

Sub: School Education–Mid-Day Meal Scheme–Revision of Menu–Measures to be taken in implementation further Instructions issued–Regarding
Ref:-
1. Hon’ble Chief Minister review on03/02/2022.
2.Government Orders in e-ofcecleio.ESE02-22021/132/20119-MDM-CSE Dt:23/02/2022.
3.Memo.io.ESE02-22021/132/20119-MDM-CSE, dt: 24.02.2022. 
4.Note orders of the Government in e-office io.

The attention of all the District Educational Officers in the State are drawn to the reference 3rd read above, wherein necessary instructions has been issued to all the Deputy Educational Ofcers/ Mandal Educational Officers and Head Masters in their jurisdiction to provide Hot Pongal & sambar in Friday menu with effect from 01/03/2022 instead of supplying Cooked white Rice and Dal with green leaves and vegetables.

During field visits, interaction with cooks and HMs and other stake holders, it is brought to our notice that children prefer annam and dal with green leaves more than the hot pongal, as the practice of taking hot pongal is not prevalent in many parts of the state, especially in rural areas. Moreover, some of the MEOs, HMs and cooks also mentioned that many children are also reluctant to take hot pongal.

In the above circumstances, it has been decided to replace hot pongal and Sambar with the original menu i.e  Rice and dal with vegetables (previous menu) . Therefore, all the District Educational Officers in the State are instructed to issue instructions to all the Deputy Educational Officers/Mandal Educational Officers/Head Masters to follow the previous menu on Friday from the date of re opening of Schools i.e 5th July without fail.

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