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Hand Wash with Soap

  • Hand washing with soap before the government-supplied Mid-day Meal (MDM) is important because children are the most energetic, enthusiastic and open to new ideas and change
  • The Mid-Day Meal which is a government flagship programme operational in all primary and upper primary schools.
  • It provides an excellent opportunity to influence hygiene practices of children particularly hand washing with soap before meals.
  • Learning this simple, but lifesaving habit in school, also means that children can inculcate this among other household members too.
  • To cultivate hand washing habit before meal this scheme is introduced.
  • Hand wash soap is provided in each school.
  • It is implemented in 33 District’s and total 35562 schools
  • Total 44.41 Lakh children are taking this benefit before having meal.