PM Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana 2021 Implementation Process

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PM Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana 2021

Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana 2021 has been launched by the Central Government to provide free food for 5 years to crores of children of government schools present in the country. Through the Pradhanmantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana by the central government, benefits will be provided to all those children who are getting education in government schools.

pm poshan shakti nirman yojana 2021

pm poshan shakti nirman yojana 2021

The Pradhanmantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana has been launched by the Central Government. Through this scheme, nutritious food will be provided to the children studying in the primary classes. Till now the mid-day meal scheme was being operated by the government. Through which food was provided to the children. Now this scheme will be included in the Pradhan Mantri Shakti Nirman Yojana. The scheme has been approved on 29 September 2021. Through this scheme, instead of just giving food to the children studying in the school, nutritious food will be provided. For which green vegetables and protein-rich food will be included in the menu.

The decision to launch this scheme was taken in the meeting of the Union Cabinet on 28 September 2021. Through this scheme, 11.8 crore children of 11.2 lakh government and aided schools of the country will be provided nutritious food for the coming 5 years.

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Name Of SchemePM Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana
BeneficiaryStudents studying in government and government aided schools
Number of Benificiaries11.8 Crore
Number of Schools11.2 Crore
ObjectiveProviding nutritious food to children.
Budget1.31 Lakh Crore

Budget of PM Poshan Shakti Nirman Scheme

Rs 1.31 lakh crore will be spent on the operation of Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana. Rs 54061.73 crore will be provided by the central government for the operation of this scheme and the contribution of the states will be Rs 31733.17 crore. The Center will provide an additional 45,000 crores to buy nutritious food grains. Apart from this, 90% of the expenditure for the operation of this scheme in the hill states will be borne by the Central Government and 10% will be borne by the State Government. Through this scheme, food will be provided to the students of primary classes in government and government aided schools across the country.

This scheme will be operated from the year 2021-22 to 2025-26. State governments have also been urged to provide honorarium to cooks, cooking assistants through direct benefit transfer. The amount will also be made available to the schools through direct benefit transfer.

Purpose of Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana

The main objective of this scheme is to provide nutritious food to the children studying in government and government aided schools. This scheme has been started with the aim of eradicating malnutrition. Through this scheme nutritious food will be made available to the children so that the children will be able to avoid being victims of malnutrition. About 11.8 crore children will be able to take advantage of this scheme. The expenditure on this will be borne by the Central Government and the State Government. Now the children of the country will not need to depend on anyone to get nutritious food. Because nutritious food will be provided to them by the government.

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Benefits and Features of Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana

  • To provide assistance to the children of the country, the Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana has been started by the Central Government and under this free food will be given to crores of children of the country for 5 years.
  • The main goal of starting this scheme by the central government is that the attendance of children in schools is large and they develop better education nutrition.
  • Through this scheme, the students studying in the school will also become self-reliant so that they will not have to face any difficulties.
  • Under this scheme, children studying in schools in primary classes will be given nutritious food by the central government.
  • PM Poshan Shakti Yojana is associated with the education department and in this crores of children of the country who come from poor families will be given the benefit of nutrition scheme.
  • According to the central government, more than 11 lakh 20 thousand 11.8 crore students of the country will be given the benefit of this scheme.
  • Through this scheme good education as well as lunch will be provided to the students, apart from this, a budget of Rs. 1 lakh 71 thousand will be set by the government for the successful implementation of this scheme.
  • This scheme will increase the attendance of poor students in schools and develop their education and nutrition.
  • Through the Pradhanmantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana, it will help to bridge the ‘social and gender gap’ in education.
  • The main objective of launching PM Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana is to ensure nutrition to the children of government schools so that the attendance of poor students in schools increases.
  • Under this scheme, an expenditure of Rs 31733.17 crore will be borne by the state government and at the same time an additional Rs 45000 crore will be given to the center to buy food grains.

Eligibility Criteria of Pradhanmantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana

If you want to get benefits under Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana, then you have to fulfill the eligibility given below:-

  • To get the benefits under this scheme, it is mandatory for the candidates to be a permanent resident of India.
  • The candidate should be living below the poverty line by the Central Government.
  • To take the benefits under Pradhanmantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana, the applicant must be a student of a government school.

Eligibility and Important Documents of Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana

  • The benefit of this scheme will be provided through government and government aided schools.
  • Aadhar card
  • Ration card
  • Address proof
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of age
  • Passport size photograph
  • Mobile number

Procedure to apply under Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana

  • If you want to take advantage of Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana then you do not need to make any application.
  • The benefit of this scheme will be provided to you through your school.
  • So that every child of the country can get nutritious food.
  • This scheme will also prove to be effective in improving the standard of living of the children.

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