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Child nutrition scheme: Milk and eggs for Anganwadi children from now on

Thiruvananthapuram> Minister Veena George stated that milk and eggs will probably be offered to Anganwadi pre-school youngsters from August 1 as a part of the Nourishment Challenge. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the Rs 61.5 crore Dietary Little one Scheme carried out by the State Girls and Little one Improvement Division on the DPI Jawahar Cooperative Bhawan on Monday, August 1.

The challenge will probably be carried out in all 33,115 Anganwadis underneath the Division of Girls and Little one Improvement. Eggs are offered two days every week and milk two days every week as a way to elevate the dietary stage of kids and obtain the Sustainable Improvement Objective. It has been determined to provide one glass of milk per day per youngster on Monday and Thursday and eggs on Tuesday and Friday. The Health Minister additionally said that round 4 lakh preschool youngsters between the ages of three to six years in Anganwadi will profit from this scheme.

Anganwadi offers six providers with emphasis on mental, emotional, social and well being improvement of kids. An necessary service in that is the Supplementary Diet Scheme. Beneath this scheme, youngsters aged 6 months to six years, pregnant girls and lactating moms are supplied with supplementary diet by way of Anganwadis. Aside from this, milk and eggs are included within the Anganwadi menu.

The milk required for this challenge is instantly provided to Anganwadis by way of Milma, native dairy society, Kudumbashree and dairy farmers. Milma’s UHT milk will probably be distributed to 220 Anganwadis in hilly rural areas the place none of those methods can be found. The Minister stated that the target of constructing wholesome childhood necessary together with joyful training in Anganwadis will probably be achieved by way of this challenge.

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