The state government of Telangana has proposed a new scheme named as KCR Kit focusing on women welfare and new born. The chief minister has come out with a Rs. 605 Crore innovative scheme “KCR Kit” for the pregnant women and new born. The scheme will help manage the complications during the time of pregnancy and help reduce infant mortality rate.
KCR Kit Scheme – Objectives
KCR Kit scheme is aimed at providing all essentials for a pregnant women and new born baby thus helping to manage the pregnancy complications. The main objective of the KCR Kit scheme is to reduce the infant mortality rate and encourage institutional deliveries in the state.
The state government has launched this new KCR Kit scheme for the pregnant women with a budget outlay of Rs. 605 Crore for the financial year 2017-18.
KCR Kit Scheme – List of Items
The KCR Kit under the scheme comes packed with several essential items for the pregnant women and new born baby. Below is the list of items which will be provided in the KCR Kit.
– Soaps useful for mother and child
– Baby oil
– Baby bed
– Mosquito net
– Hand bag
– Towel and napkins
– Toys for kid
The KCR kit contains 16 essential items which are useful for the new born for up to 3 months.
Apart from this scheme, the state government is also proposing a scheme for the pregnant women under which it will provide financial assistance to the pregnant women (who tend to work) to cover the loss of income. Under this scheme, Rs. 4000 during the pregnancy and Rs. 4000 after delivery would be provided. Rs. 4000 would be provided at the time of vaccination taking the total financial assistance to Rs. 12000. In case the new born is a girl, an additional Rs. 1000 would be given under the scheme.
The state government has initiated several schemes in the state for the welfare of women and children. Under its Arogya Lakshmi scheme, eggs, milk and nutritious food will be made available through the Anganwadis.
More details about the KCR Kit scheme would be available once the scheme is officially launched.