The Haryana authorities on Wednesday launched a scheme to provide a packet of free sanitary napkins to about 22.50 lakh girls and ladies under the poverty line each month for a 12 months.
A scheme was additionally began to offer fortified flavoured skimmed milk powder underneath the ”Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana” for kids aged 1-6 years in anganwadi centres, and pregnant and lactating moms underneath the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), an official assertion stated.
It would attain about 9.03 lakh kids and a pair of.95 lakh pregnant and lactating moms visiting 25,962 anganwadi centres within the state.
Under 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 12 months. Each packet would include six sanitary napkins, it stated.
Apart from this, the Education Department has additionally ready one other scheme underneath which 6.50 lakh woman college students can be supplied six sanitary napkins each month.
Speaking 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 girls and youngsters 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 kids and two pregnant girls.
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 have been additionally distributed concurrently to the beneficiaries of each the schemes in all of the districts of the state who joined the programme by video conferencing, the assertion stated.
Expressing concern over the issue of malnutrition and anaemia, Khattar stated there are just a few districts within the state like Nuh, the place the issue of anaemia amongst girls and youngsters 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 underneath the scheme would play an vital function in decreasing malnutrition.
This milk would include nutritious parts 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 stated.
Under this scheme, round 200 ml of aromatic skimmed milk can be given per day for six days in per week to the youngsters between 1 and 6 years of age in anganwadi centres and pregnant and lactating moms.
Mr Khattar stated other than the federal government, different authorities organisations and NGOs working within the subject of girls and baby improvement may additionally play a significant function within the efficient implementation of those schemes on the grassroots stage and likewise encouraging the beneficiaries to take most profit underneath this scheme.
He stated the BJP-led authorities has been working by specializing in ”4-S” –”Shiksha (schooling), Swasthya (well being), Suraksha (safety) and Swamlamban (self-reliance)”.
Speaking on the event, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Kamlesh Dhanda stated the 2 schemes wouldn’t solely give a serious enhance to ”Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” marketing campaign but additionally assist in addressing the issue of malnutrition amongst girls and youngsters.
She stated an quantity of Rs 256 crore can be spent on each these schemes.
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