Innovative Practices followed in the State :

SMS Monitoring system

SMS system has been implemented in the State for daily monitoring regarding Mid-Day-Meal served, number of meals served, rice or wheat served in meals and if meals are not served, reasons for the same.

Iron storage bins

Two Iron storage bins have been provided to each school. The bins have been purchased out of the sale proceeds of empty gunny bags.

Social Harmony

All students, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion take the Mid-Day Meal sitting together and thus spread a message of common brotherhood and also imbibe good traditions of the Indian society amongst the students.


Participation of the women, particularly, the mothers in cooking and serving to the children/students is very good practice. It has also enforced the accountability of teachers towards society to impart quality education to students.

Kitchen Garden

In some of the places, the students have been motivated to produce the vegetables in kitchen gardens by making use of available land in the schools effectively. This will not only make the school self-sustainable but would also inculcate the habit of self-reliance amongst the students

Hand washing

Students have been motivated to wash their hands before and after taking the meals and for this every school has been provided soap. Further with the collaboration with SHARP NGO, New Delhi, training has been imparted to one teacher of each school regarding hand washing. During the year 2015-16, Global Handwashing day was celebrated on 15th October, 2015 in all the schools of the state and wild publicity was given by the press. Apart from this, Hand washing places has been got constructed in 75 schools in Moga district by ‘Nestle’ company.

Distribution of ROs

154 RO systems in 154 schools have been donated by 'Sarbat da Bhala Charitable Trust' for providing clean drinking water.


Under PRITI BHOJ scheme, fruits, Biscuits, sweets etc., Utensils, RO’s, tatt’s, kitchen devices have been donated to the tune of Rs. 2.00 Crore approx. by the donatee’s.

Additional Items in a week

Kheer as Sweet Dish has been introduced in the schools on any day of a week along with the regular meals.

Training of CCHs

Cook-Cum-Helpers engaged by the schools are being imparted training at:-
Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh
Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh
State Institute of Hotel Management, Bathinda
State Institute of Hotel Management, Hoshiarpur

Workshops/Capacity building

Workshop on food safety, Quality and personal hygiene for Cook-cum-helpers working under Mid Day Meal Scheme was held in District Mansa, Faridkot and Muktsar by NGO Akshaya Patra, New Delhi.

Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram:-

(Source : AWP&B- 2016-17 State write up)