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Akshaya Patra: Feeding 1.6 million children a day

“Many evaluations have shown that midday meals (MDM) lead to an improvement in enrolment and attendance, both in India and globally. An evaluation conducted by professors from the Delhi School of Economics found that MDM increased attendance rates by 5%, particularly for girls in Delhi. A study conducted by the Indian Statistical Institute also showed that the attendance rates for girls increased by 12%,”

Anushree Parekh, Associate Director, Research and Knowledge at Samhita Social Ventures on the impact of midday meal programmes.

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