Shri Rajiv Gandhi Breakfast Scheme since 2002 provides hot milk and biscuits
Midday Meal Scheme
The Midday Meal Scheme has been implemented in the Union Territory since the days of the French administration in the 1930s.
Shri Rajiv Gandhi Evening Milk Scheme
The Union Territory is the only one in the country to provide hot milk additionally in the evening for all school children and those in pre-primary anganwadis
All three food schemes are available to all students from pre-primary to Std X in government and government aided private schools. In addition, the evening milk scheme is also serevd to thsoe in anganwadis.
The Government states that the dropout ratio has drastically reduced to nil in primary level and 5 percent in the upper primary level due to the implementation of these food schemes. The per-capita expenditure on Midday Meal Scheme in Puducherry is the highest in the whole of India.