Lok Sabha Speaker launches “Suposhit Maa Abhiyan”: To create Malnutrition free India

On March 1, 2020, the Lok Sabha speaker Shri Om Birla launched Suposhit Maa Abhiyan in Kota, Rajasthan. The Scheme aims to create malnutrition-free India. It mainly supports pregnant women and adolescent girls.

About the Scheme

Suposhit Maa Abhiyan was launched to preserve the health of future generations. Under the programme, more than 1000 women are to be given food for 1 month. It is applicable only to one pregnant woman per family.

The scheme registers pregnant women on a website. From the website, the women who are in need of nutritional support are identified. The identified women are to be given a balanced diet kit of 17 kg. It includes milet flour, wheat, maize, gram, jaggery, large soybean, groundnut, ghee, dates, roasted gram, lentil, oatmeal and rice.

Significance

The Scheme is launched to help India achieve its target of “Malnutrition Free India” by 2022. Kota, Rajasthan was selected as it is the constituency of the speaker.

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