Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme 2021 – Nutritious Meal to Pregnant / Lactating Women / Children below Age of 6 Years

Check Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme 2021 latest update, nutritious meal to pregnant / lactating women & children below 6 years of age at anganwadi centres, check details here
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Telangana government is implementing Arogya Laxmi Scheme 2021 in which govt. provides one nutritious meal every day to pregnant and lactating women and children below the age of 6 through Anganwadi centres. The Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme was launched officially on 1 January 2015 by Honourable Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao. The scheme is an improved version of Amrutha Hastham. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the Telangana Aarogya Lakshmi Scheme.

For the women, 200 ml of milk for 25 days a month and one egg each day will be given with meal. Children, aged between seven months and three years are provided with 16 eggs a month in addition to a 2.5 kg food packet. For children aged between 3 and six years, one egg a day in addition to rice, dal, vegetables and snacks is supplied.

Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme 2021 – Latest Update

Telangana government has spend an estimated Rs. 1110.89 crore on the Aarogya Lakshmi scheme till August 2021. The state government is providing nutritious food to pregnant women, nursing mothers and children in the state. Under the supervision of the chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, the Aarogya Lakshmi scheme was introduced on 1 January 2015 to check malnutrition and anaemia among women and children.

“As part of the scheme, the state government provides 200ml of milk, one egg and one meal per day to pregnant women, new mothers and children. She added that the scheme also provides 16 eggs in a month to each children aged between 7 months and 3 years, whereas 30 eggs are given to  children aged between 3 years and 6 years åt Angadwadi centres,” she added.

Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme has covered an estimated of 4,65,805 pregnant women and new mothers, 10,43,419 children aged between 7 months and 3 years, while also providing benefits of the scheme to around 6,74,336 children of age group of 3-6 years. The quantity of food items supplied under the scheme has also been increased across all the categories.

Objectives of Telangana Arogya Laxmi Scheme

Here are the main objectives which are expected to be achieved through the successful implementation of Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme:-

  • Enhance the quality and acceptability of supplementary nutrition by the Pregnant and Lactating women.
  • Ensure food supplied is consumed by only the Pregnant and Lactating women rather than the whole family.
  • Ensure that Pregnant and Lactating women consume 90+ IFA tablets.
  • Improve the enrollment of mothers at Anganwadi Centers (AWCs).
  • Eliminate or decrease number of Pregnant and Lactating women with anaemia/ who are undernourished.
  • Reduce the incidence of low birth babies and malnutrition among children.
  • Ensure that Pregnant and Lactating women receive health check ups and immunization.
  • Reduce the incidence of infant mortality and maternal mortality

Operational guidelines for Arogya Lakshmi Scheme in Telangana

Government after careful examination hereby issue “Operational Guidelines” for One Full Meal Programme for improving nutritional status among Pregnant and Lactating Women and to reduce low birth weight and mortality of infants and children under 6 years.

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Procurement of Food Commodities in Aarogya Laxmi Scheme

Sl. NoCommoditySupply by/throughBudget released to
1RiceCivil Supplies / PDPD
2DalDPC / Civil Supplies / PDPD
3OilAP Oil FedPD
4MilkDairy / LocalCDPO
5EggsPoultry forms / NECCCDPO
6VegetablesAWWCDPO
7CondimentsAWWCDPO
8Cooking gas / FirewoodAWWCDPO
Aarogya Lakshmi Food Commodities Procurement

Food Model for spot feeding of Women in One Full Meal Programme

Here is the complete Food Model for spot feeding of Pregnant & Lactating Women in One Full Meal Programme ICDS Projects (per beneficiary):-

ItemQuantity Per DayTentative Cost per Day (in Rs.)Energy (kcal)Protein (g)Calcium (mg)
Rice150 g0.60517.5610.2015.00
Dal (Red Gram)30g2.55104.407.2522.50
Oil16g1.10144.000.000.00
Transport0.100.000.000.00
Cooking0.300.000.000.00
Milk (30 Days)
(@ Rs.5.6 per day)
200 ml9.85273.0010.03490.00
Egg (30 Eggs)
(@ Rs.3.5 per day)
1 No.
(50 g)
4.20100.927.7635,00
Vegetables
(Leafy Vegetables, Potato, Onion, Beans etc.,)
50 g1.5052.501.8016.06
Condiments0.600.000.000.00
Total21.001192.3837.04578.56
Arogya Lakshmi Scheme Food Model
  • Eggs to be given Monday to Saturday (remaining 5 will be added in model menu)
  • Milk to be given Monday to Saturday (200ml milk will be served as curd in any two days).

Menu of One Full Meal in Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme

DayItem 1Item 2Item 3Item 4Item 5
Day1RiceSambar with vegetablesEgg CurryMilk (200ml)
Day 2RiceDalGreen Leafy Vegetable CurryEggMilk (200ml)
Day 3RiceDal with Leafy vegetables Egg CurryEggMilk (200ml)
Day 4RiceSambar with vegetables100 Ml CurdEgg CurryMilk (200ml)
Day 5RiceDalGreen Leafy Vegetable CurryEggMilk (200ml)
Day 6RiceDal with Leafy vegetables100 Ml CurdEggMilk (200ml)
Menu One Full Meal

Beneficiary

The public

Benefits:

Improve the quality and acceptance of nutrition nutrition through pregnant and official women

How To Apply

For more details wdcw.tg.nic.in/Arogya_Lakshmi.html

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