Kitchen sheds :
In the beginning kitchen sheds were constructed making use of zilla panchayaths, grama panchayaths taluk panchayaths and municipality funds and also under various schemes such as SJRY. During 2005-06 State government has released Rs. 30.00 crores for construction of 6000 kitchen sheds and during 2006-07 Rs. 26.00 crores to construct 5200 kitchen sheds at Rs.50,000/- per kitchen shed.
During 2006-07 Government of India has released Rs. 5763.60/- lakhs for the construction of 9606 kitchen sheds, out of which 8973 kitchen sheds have been completed, remaining 633 kitchen sheds are in different stages of construction. During 2007-08 Rs.10944.60 lakhs has been released, the same is released to the school development and monitoring committees for construction during July 2009. In the meanwhile Government of India enhanced the cost of construction of kitchen sheds at the present schedule of rate of states. Plinth area is defined as per children strength of the school. The revised proposal is being submitted in annul work plan and budget for the year 2010-11.
Kitchen devices :
In the beginning state Government had released Rs. 5000/- per kitchen centre for the purchase of cooking devices, gas stove. Separate funds were released for provision of gas connection.
During 2006-07 and 2007-08 central government has released Rs. 2129.40 lakhs for the replacement of cooking devices and same amount has been released and spent for procurement of cooking vessels. During 2009-10 Rs.549.85 lakhs has been released to replace gas stoves.