Print edition : August 23, 2013

Midday meal time at a government primary school in Hyderabad, a 2005 picture. The Union Budget this year has allocated more than Rs.13,000 crore for the scheme. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

September 9, 1984: Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran inaugurating his midday meal scheme for schoolchildren. Tamil Nadu has a cook and an assistant for each school. Photo: THE HINDU Archives

The midday meal scheme is a grand idea in a flawed school system.
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