Local administration fails during lockdown to provide nutritious food to the Pregnant, lactating mothers and children: Vimukti Pothnal

It has been brought to the notice that in the Toranadinni and also nearby villages of Pothnal that under the Anganvadi- Central Government scheme of providing nutritious food to the pregnant and lactating mothers has been totally neglected during lockdown period. Under ‘Matr Purna’ project and children up to the age of 0-3 and 3-6 years are supposed to get cereals, grains, milk, eggs, and pulses so on. The pregnant, lactating mothers have to get 150gm rice, 24 to 25 eggs per month, milk, pulses, grains and cereals. It was Government’s action plan in view of eradicating malnutrition, promoting child health development; reduce the number of infant and mother mortality rate. It is a wonderful initiative taken by the Government. But the fact is that the local Panchayat administration has failed to provide as per the expectations. The village women addressed this issue and their problems to the Vimukti staff. There was strong outcry on the equal and fair distribution of pulses allotted to them. They also submitted memorandum to get an amicable solution. The concerned authorities are requested to address the issue as soon as possible.

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