Increase Cooking Cost @9.6% || Mid-day-Meal Scheme 2022-2023

Increase rate of Cooking Cost under Mid-Day-Meal 2022

Increase rate of Cooking Cost under Mid-Day-Meal Scheme, the revised rate @ 9.6% of Material Cost takes effect from 1st October, 2022 positively in the all Primary schools, Upper-primary schools and STC schools including NCLP schools under the Central Government and State Government during 2022-2023, download chart of revised rate Cooking Cost.


Revision of Material Cost under PM POSHAN Scheme

The Director, Ministry of Education, Department of School Education and Literacy 

(PM POSHAN Division)

Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi

F No. 1-3/2021-Desk(MDM)-Part(2)  Date: the 7th October, 2022

Revision of Material Cost (earlier known as cooking cost) @ 9.6% with effect from 1st October 2022 during 2022-2023 under PM POSHAN Scheme

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I am directed to inform that it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to increase the Material Cost (earlier known as cooking cost) by 9.6% over and above the existing cooking cost under PM POSHAN Scheme with effect from 1st October, 2022 for the year 2022-2023. The Material cost will be shared between the Central and State as per the approved funding pattern of 90: 10 for North Eastern Region (NER) State and 2 Himalayan States & Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir, 100% for Union Territories without legislature and 60:40 for Other States as well as 2 Union Territories with Legislature (Delhi and Puducherry). The revised rates of Material cost (খরচ) admissible (গ্রহণযোগ্য) with effect from 1st October 2022 during 2022-2023 for Bal Vatika, Primary and Upper-primary Classes would be as under-

Revised Material cost per child per day
Central-State sharing


Non-NER States & UTs with legislature (60:40) NER States and 2 Himalayan States and UT of J&K (90:10) UTs without Legislature (100%)
Central State Central State Central
Bal Vatika & Primary Rs. 5.45 Rs. 3.27 Rs. 2.18 Rs. 4.91 Rs. 0.45 Rs. 5.45
Upper-primary Rs. 8.71 Rs. 4.90 Rs. 3.27 Rs. 7.35 Rs. 0.82 Rs. 8.17
  1. The aboveMateriel Costrates indicate the minimum mandatory contribution by the State Governments/Union Territories Administrations. However, States/Union Territories may contribute more than their prescribed share, as some States/Union Territories had been contributing more than their minimum mandatory share from their own resources for providing meals with augmented nutrition under PM POSHAN Scheme.
  1. You are requested to disseminate the above increase in theMaterial Costto all concerned and the field functionaries up to school/cooking agency level to ensure prompt implementation of the revised Material Cost with effect from 1st October 2022.
  1. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide O.M No. 13(02)/PFC-II/2021 dated 27th September 2022.

Your faithfully

Sd/-G. Vijaya Bhaskar

Date: 07.10.2022

Director, PM POSHAN



Measure to curb incidence of Food Poisoning/Food borne illness in Mid-day-Meals

The Commissioner of Food Safety and Secretary to the Government of West Bengal

No. 570/HF/CFS/1A-07/2012/Pt. III   Dated: Kolkata the 19th October 2022

Ref: (1) DO No. RCD-11003/1/2021-Regulatory-FSSAI Dated: 30th September 2022

 from Executive Director, RCD, FSSAI, New Delhi

(1) No. IEC-290/2/2022-ERO  Dated: 10.10.2022 from Regional Director, FSSAI

Measure to curb incidence in Mid-day-Meal (Click here)


Revised rate of Cooking Cost under Mid-day-Meal Scheme

The Project Director, PM POSHAN

Memo No. 491-ES(CMDMP)/GENL-23/2015    Date:13.10.2022

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I am directed to inform that the rate of Cooking Cost per child per school day (PCPD) as provided by the Central Government and State Government (under 60:40) has been revised with effect from 1st October, 2022, in the following manner-

  Stage  Total Cost Per Meal  Contribution
 Central  State
Bal Vatika (Pre-primary) and Primary Rs. 5.45  Rs. 3.27  Rs. 2.18
Upper-primary & STC (NCLP)  Rs. 8.17  Rs. 4.90  Rs. 3.27


All the Nodal Officers of Mid-day-Meal Scheme are requested to take necessary action so that the revised rate of Cooking Cost takes effect from 1st October, 2022 positively. Cooking Cost will be allowed to schools on the basis of actual average attendance of children.

In this connection, it may be sated that the quantity of rice for Primary schools PCPD (প্রতি শিশু প্রতি দিন) is 100 gms. and that for Upper-primary and STC schools is 150 gms.

This may be circulate to all concerned including schools.

Your faithfully

Sd/- Project Director
















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