How One Woman Found The Courage To Say No To Domestic Abuse (Rhitu Chatterjee, Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting, 13 July 2015)


Let Them Eat Biscuit? (Arunabh Sakia, News Laundry, 3 September 2014)

Here’s why kids — and parents — in India love the country's school lunch program (Rhitu Chatterjee, PRI, 16 July 2014)

India's school lunch program not only fights hunger — it can breed tolerance (Rhitu Chatterjee, PRI, 16 July 2014)

India's school lunch program may be imperfect, but it deserves credit for feeding millions (Rhitu Chatterjee, PRI, 16 July 2014)

India's free school lunches can fight — or reinforce — caste discrimination in India (Rhitu Chatterjee, PRI, 16 July 2014)

Eggzactly Speaking (Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera, Outlook, March 2014)

Changes to midday meals in Puducherry make for tastier experience (The Hindu, Kavita Kishore, 11 March 2014)

Mid-day meal scheme fails to fight malnutrition (Deccan Herald, Prakash Kumar, 24 February 2014)

Government raises funding under state plans to Rs.3.38 lakh crore (NDTV, 18 Feb 2014)

Mid day meal : Nutrition on Paper, Poor Food on the Plate (Siddheshwar Shukla, Economic & Political Weekly, 15 Feb 2014)

Mid day meals cooks to exercise right reject option in Lok Sabha poll (Hindustan Times, 14 Feb 2014)

Five Government ministries team up to improve mid day meal scheme (Prashant K.Nanda, Live Mint, 5 Feb 2014)Government expresses dissatisfaction over mid day meal fund allocation (Post, 5 Feb 2014)

Centre to take NGOs out of mid-day meal radar (Indian Express, 22 Jan 2014)

Emulate Bihar's midday meal portal, Centre tells states (The Times of India, 16 Jan 2014)

Centre to strengthen midday meal monitoring (The Hindu, 7 January)

Why the Rs 13,000 crore midday meal scheme still matters (India Spend, 2 January 2014)


Regulatory issues, midday meal kept HRD Ministry busy in 2013 (PTI, 27 December 2013)

India’s mid-day meal scheme ranked 12th among lower-middle-income countries (The Hindu, 10 December 2013)

Doubts on fortified midday-meal salt (The Telegraph, 10 December 2013)

Centre's ranking of states on midday meal scheme sparks protest (Akshaya Mukul, Times News Network, 27 November 2013)

Double stipend hope for midday-meal cooks (Basant Kumar Mohanty, The Telegraph, 22 November 2013)

Mid-day lessons (Indian Express, 20 November 2013)

Karnataka govt tops midday scheme state ranking (The Financial Express, 19 November 2013)

Delhi tops chart of children taking ill at mid-day meals (Indian Express 21 October 2013)

Report of Visit to Saran to investigate into the Midday Meal Tragedy (Bihar, July 2013)


Service, by the ladle-full (Pamela Philipose, Business Line, 19 October 2012)

Feeding a million hopes daily (Prajwala Hegde, The Indian Express, 2 June 2012) 


Yes, free lunches (Anika Gupta, Hindustan Times, 1 November 2010) 


Mid Day Meals (Himanshu Upadhyaya, 2009) 


Full Meal or Package Deal? (Rama Baru, Rajib Dasgupta, Mita Deshpande, Aparna Mohanty, Economic and Political Weekly, 14 June 2008)

Renuka pushes for pre-cooked meal, Plan panel says no, open to misuse (Ritu Sarin, Indian Express, 16 March 2008)

Renuka faces House steam over pre-cooked meal scheme (Express News Service, 18 March 2008)

PM Opposes Packaged Food for School kids (Nitin Sethi, TNN, 15 March 2008)

Biscuit Firms Tweak Plan to sell wares (Nitin Sethi, TNN, 24 March 2008)

Midday Meals: Welfare by Rote, not reason (Mrinal Pande, Hindustan Times)

More than a Meal (Shree Venkatram, The Times of India, 3 March 2008)

Brief report of the National Seminar on "Feeding the Child" (Organised by Swami Sivananda Memorial Institute, 26 February 2008)


School meals make slow progress (Ravi, Padmalatha, India Together, 5 December 2006)

Mid-Day Meals in Primary Schools: Achievements and Challenges (Khera, Reetika, Economic and Political Weekly, 18 November 2006)

Study of Mid-day Meals in Rajasthan (questionnaire) [Hindi] (Budget Analysis and Resource Centre (BARC), 2006) 

Noon Meal Scheme in Kerala New Management proposal for the School Lunch Programme: An Empirical Study for the Director of Public Instruction, Government of Kerala (Dr. V. A. Gangadharan (2006) State Institute of Educational Management and Training-Kerala)



Food, for education (Zaidie, Annie, Frontline, March 2005) 

Towards more benefits from Delhi's midday meal scheme (Anuradha De, Claire Noronha and Meera Samson (2005)

The Government Primary School Mid-day Meals Scheme: An Assessment of Program Implementation and Impact in Udaipur District (Julia Blue, 2005) 


Groundswell for mid-day meal scheme (Parikh, Kalpana and Summiya Yasmeen, India Together, January 2004)

Reforming the Mid-day Meal Programme (Dogra, Madhu and Bharat Dogra, 2004)

Towards effective school health (Gopaldas, Tara, 2004)

Dalits and the right to food: discrimination and exclusion in food related government programs (Joel, Lee and Thorat, Sukhadeo, 2004)

The Possibilities of Mid-day Meal Programme in West Bengal (Rana, Kumar, 2004)

Mid-day meal scheme and schools - A need for universal coverage (Sinha, Shanta, 2004)

Report of Mid-Day Meal survey in East Champaran and Supaul districts, Bihar (Pushpendra Kumar Singh and Tanushree Sood, with Ashish Kumar, 2004)


The Future of Mid-day Meals (Drèze, Jean and Aparajita Goyal, EPW, July 2003)

Hunger in the Classroom (Drèze, Jean and Vivek S., 2003)

Untouchable Lunch (Menon, Parvathi , Frontline, August 2003)

Strike Against Hunger (Pratap, Anita, Outlook, August 2003)


Nutrition Schemes in Tamil Nadu (Rajivan, Anuradha, 2002)

Mid-day Meals in Rajasthan (Khera, Reetika, 2002)


Sampoorna Bal Vikas (Parmeswaran, M. P., 1994)