Lucknow: A presentation was made by the officers of the Department of Child Development and Nutrition in front of the Chief Secretary of the State, Durga Shankar Mishra. In this meeting, the Chief Secretary stressed for providing supplementary nutrition to the malnourished children under the take home ration and along with it directed the officers suitaably.
Through the ICDS programme, Take-Home Ration (THR) is distributed to children in the age group of 6-36 months and pregnant/lactating women for consumption at home. The objective of this scheme THR of NITI Aayog is to meet the nutritional deficiency among infants and young children through complementary feeding.
There is a need to bring awareness among the general public to make nutrition gardens. Due to this program, the Chief Secretary, while addressing the officers present in the meeting, said that under Take Home Ration (THR), children between the age of 6 to 36 months, pregnant women and malnourished children in 75 districts of the state for domestic use. Nutritional supplements should be provided. He said that there is a need to formulate and follow the highest standards to ensure the quality of food grains. There is a need to bring awareness among the general public to make nutrition gardens.
The model of kitchen garden developed by Krishi Vigyan Kendra needs to be made accessible to the common man.
He also said that there is a need to take the model of kitchen garden developed by Krishi Vigyan Kendra to the common people, so that people can easily get fresh and nutritious vegetables at home. He said that wherever the building is being constructed, the work should be completed with better technology.
In the meeting, Secretary, Department of Child Development and Nutrition, Anamika Singh informed that SRLM has made available an action plan for the establishment of 204 THR units in 43 districts of the state and action plans for the remaining 32 districts are expected. On this, the Chief Secretary said that by coordinating with the remaining districts also, the action plan should be obtained soon. Senior officers of the concerned departments were present in the meeting.