Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar announced by Tripura Government
Tripura ‘s Social Welfare and Social Education Minister has announced on 24th June 2020 that the State Government will launch an ambitious scheme named Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar under which nutrition Kits will be provided to pregnant and lactating women.
The Central Government’s Pradhan Mantri Matru Bandana Yojana will also be applicable in the state for pregnant and lactating women.
Objective of the Scheme
The objective of the scheme by the State Government is to combat infant and maternal mortality in the state. The nutrition Kit provided under the scheme will further help the state government in its efforts against malnutrition.
About the Scheme
At the Primary Health Centers of the state, pregnant women would undergo periodic check-ups. The nutrition kit will be provided to them from the Primary Health Centers after the checkup. A pregnant woman will be eligible for 4 such Nutrition Kits, this Kits will be provided after periodical check-ups.
The Kit would contain food items and grocery supplies such as jaggery, ghee, soyabeans, mixed pulses, etc.
Expenses for Scheme
Each Nutrition Kit would cost Rs 500 to the State Government. Through the scheme, at least 40,000 women would be benefited in the state every year, based on it, the State Government is expecting an expenditure of Rs 8 crore under the scheme every year.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020