Nutrition Related Programme by Rajasthan Government

07 August 2021 Current Affairs:Rajasthan authorities launched a series of nutrition-focused welfare programmes for the advantage of women and kids affected by disruption in regular schemes. Women and young people in Rajasthan are affected due to the disruption of schemes such as Integrated Child Development Services and the noon meal scheme amid the covid-19 pandemic.

Highlights:
♦ The state government is going through the challenge of the micronutrient crisis. Following the disruption, professionals referred to undertaking strategies to accelerate micronutrient supplementation and support food fortification.
♦ Thus, the Rajasthan government has launched “Nutrition focused programmes” as the impending third wave is in all likelihood to aggravate this situation.
♦ Under the programme, Indira Rasoi Yojana will provide meals to the poor and needy twice a day. This scheme had prolonged alleviation to people amid the pandemic.
♦ The government is also promoting a healthful lifestyle for pregnant females and is extending aid to such ladies in order to enable them to provide delivery to healthy children.
♦ Village panchayats would play a giant position in strengthening nutrition schemes and offering nutrition training amongst students in schools.
♦ The nutrition-focused programmes are extensive because nutritious, diverse & secure meals in early childhood and entry to primary health, water & sanitation would help in enhancing dietary status among girls and children.
♦ Indira Rasoi Yojana: Indira Rasoi Yojana was launched in August 2020 with the goal of supplying nutritious meals to terrible & needy two instances in a day at concessional rates. Under the scheme, one plate serves 100 grams of pulses & greens and 250 grams of chapati & pickles. This scheme aligns with the theme of World Food Day 2020 to grow, nourish and maintain together.
 

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