International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 3, PART B
Constraints faced during implementation of mid-day meal scheme in Bikaner district of Rajasthan
Author(s): Priyanka Jalal and Neena Sareen
The universalization of elementary education is a tool to improve socio-economic status. One of the main reasons of remaining out of school or dropping out from regular schooling is financial and nutritional crisis. Mid-day meal has been introduced on 15 august, 1995 in all over India to combat the hunger by providing nutritious cooked food and to impart health- hygiene practices among students as they are our future citizens. The present study was conducted in Lunkaransar block of Bikaner district of Rajasthan which was selected by lottery method. The sample of 50 parents and 30 teachers from upper primary schools were selected randomly. Interview schedule and spot observation technique were used to collect the data. The data was analyzed by using suitable statistical parameters such as frequencies, percentages, rank and standard deviation. The major constraints found by most of teachers (66%) were, they perform extra role in absence of cook/ helper which reduces their teaching time as well as mostly teachers (63%) reported that there is improper/no storage place for cooked food/food grains in school. The important suggestions given by parents and teachers are quantity & quality of food should be increased, there is need to be monitor and take feedback regularly from students and committee members as well to strengthen the scheme.
How to cite this article:
Priyanka Jalal, Neena Sareen. Constraints faced during implementation of mid-day meal scheme in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(3):101-104.