Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana
The government of Uttarakhand has launched the Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana to provide milk at the Anganwadi Centres.
About the Scheme
- Under the Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana, the government would provide 100 ml milk twice a week for 2.5 lakh children at 20,000 Anganwadi Centres in the state.
- Under the scheme flavoured, sweet and skimmed milk powder will be made available to the 20,000 Anganwadi Kendras.
- Children under six years of age in every Anganwadi centre will be provided milk under the Aanchal Amrit scheme.
The scheme will come handy in tackling the malnutrition and building of fit and healthy children by providing them with a balanced diet as there are about 18,000 children suffering from malnutrition in Uttarakhand.
Nutritional Value of Milk
Milk as a source of Protein, Calcium, Vitamins provides benefits like building and maintaining bone and teeth, improving the performance of the nerve system, helping in growth, improving the digestion process, boosting the immunity, treating the dehydration and providing the body with energy.