Maharashtra Government approves APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna
Maharashtra Government has approved APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna scheme to provide one full hot cooked nutritious food to pregnant, lactating women in the tribal areas.
It was approved by the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.
About APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna
- Objective: To curb malnutrition among tribal children by providing nutrition to pregnant women for 6 months when the child’s growth is at its peak.
- The scheme is an initiative of Tribal Development department of state government.
- Implementation: Anganwadis falling under Women and Child Welfare Department in 16 districts of states having tribal population will implement it.
- Scheme Plan: To provide one full hot cooked nutritious food to every pregnant (in third trimester) and lactating mother (first three months post-delivery) in tribal areas.
- Meal: The nutritious meal would be served at the anganwadi centre as per the convenience of the beneficiaries. It will include pulses, fruits, vegetables, rice and boiled eggs and milk on few occasions.
The scheme will replace the earlier ‘Take Home Ration‘ scheme which provided packets of sheera or upma to lactating or expectant mothers in tribal areas of state.