Other NGO contractors report payment from the government is adequate:
By and large, most of the other NGO contractors , women self help groups etc report that payments made by the Government for the supply of the mid day meals are adequate. They conduct themselves as fully paid contractors, which is what they are. The government payments for the contractors supplying mid day meals are revised upwards from time to time and are in tune with the inflation and cost of living.
Circulars issued by Central and state government and the Supreme Court show that the grants for the scheme is calculated in such a manner that it will not result in a financial burden to either the school, or the parents nor the contractor engaged to supply the mid day meals.