The Haryana authorities on Wednesday launched a scheme to offer a packet of free sanitary napkins to about 22.50 lakh ladies and ladies under the poverty line each month for a yr.
A scheme was additionally began to offer fortified flavoured skimmed milk powder beneath the ”Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana” for kids aged 1-6 years in anganwadi centres, and pregnant and lactating moms beneath the Built-in Youngster Improvement Scheme (ICDS), an official assertion mentioned.
It might attain about 9.03 lakh youngsters and a pair of.95 lakh pregnant and lactating moms visiting 25,962 anganwadi centres within the state.
Below the ”Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana”, adolescent women and girls between 10 to 45 years of age of under poverty line (BPL) households can be supplied free sanitary napkins each month for a yr. Every packet would comprise six sanitary napkins, it mentioned.
Other than this, the Schooling Division has additionally ready one other scheme beneath which 6.50 lakh woman college students can be supplied six sanitary napkins each month.
Talking after launching these schemes right here, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar urged all of the deputy commissioners (DCs) to incorporate the ”Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana” of their flagship programmes and make focused efforts in direction of addressing the issue of anaemia and malnutrition amongst ladies and kids of their respective districts.
On the event, the chief minister additionally distributed packets of skimmed milk powder to 5 beneficiaries of the ”Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana”, together with three youngsters and two pregnant ladies.
He additionally distributed packets of free sanitary napkins to some beneficiaries of the ”Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana”.
Packets of skimmed milk powder and sanitary napkins had been additionally distributed concurrently to the beneficiaries of each the schemes in all of the districts of the state who joined the programme via video conferencing, the assertion mentioned.
Expressing concern over the issue of malnutrition and anaemia, Khattar mentioned there are a number of districts within the state like Nuh, the place the issue of anaemia amongst ladies and kids is relatively excessive.
He requested the DCs to make sure efficient implementation of the ”Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana” of their respective districts, saying that the fortified flavoured skimmed milk powder to be distributed beneath the scheme would play an essential position in decreasing malnutrition.
This milk would comprise nutritious components like protein, calcium, magnesium, B-12 in addition to vitamins-A and D, which might replenish the micro-nutrients and nutritional vitamins within the physique, the assertion mentioned.
Below this scheme, round 200 ml of aromatic skimmed milk can be given per day for six days in per week to the kids between 1 and 6 years of age in anganwadi centres and pregnant and lactating moms.
Mr Khattar mentioned aside from the federal government, different authorities organisations and NGOs working within the subject of ladies and youngster growth may additionally play an important position within the efficient implementation of those schemes on the grassroots stage and in addition encouraging the beneficiaries to take most profit beneath this scheme.
He mentioned the BJP-led authorities has been working by specializing in ”4-S” –”Shiksha (schooling), Swasthya (well being), Suraksha (safety) and Swamlamban (self-reliance)”.
Talking on the event, Minister of State for Girls and Youngster Improvement Kamlesh Dhanda mentioned the 2 schemes wouldn’t solely give a significant enhance to ”Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” marketing campaign but in addition assist in addressing the issue of malnutrition amongst ladies and kids.
She mentioned an quantity of Rs 256 crore can be spent on each these schemes.
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