Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has launched the Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana in Dehradun on 7 March 2019. Under this scheme, govt. will provide free milk (100 ml) twice in a week to children studying at Anganwadi Kendras. Around 2.5 lakh children would get proper nutrition through this initiative which would help in curbing the menace of malnutrition.
There are around 20,000 Anganwadi kendras in the state of Uttarakhand and flavoured, sweet and skimmed milk powder would be given to children at these centers. The children between 3 to 6 years of age will get free milk under Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana in Uttarakhand.
From this sahkarita abhiyan, the undernourished children studying at Anganwadi centers would be provided proper nutrition in the upcoming years.
Uttarakhand Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana 2019
The important features and highlights of Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana in Uttarakhand are as follows:-
- CM of Uttarakhand has launched Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana on 7 March 2019 in Dehradun.
- Free milk would be given to children at Anganwadi kendras 2 times in a week.
- Around 2.5 lakh children would get 100 ml free milk at around 20,000 Anganwadi kendras across the state.
- Flavoured, sweet, skimmed milk powder will be made available for children under Amrit Yojana.
- The primary focus of this scheme is to ensure that the state has healthy children which are necessary for making country’s future healthy and secure.
Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Development has termed this scheme as a big step towards fighting malnutrition in the state. The need to launch Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana has been felt as there are 18,000 children in the state which suffers from malnutrition.
As per the official statement made by the CM, he said that “there are around 2.5 lakh+ students studying in Anganwadi Kendras. As most of these children comes from deprived sections of society and does not have proper access to nutrition, so govt. will now provide them with free milk. Milk is a high quality nutrition source, so govt. will provide 100 ml free milk twice in a week to those children”.