Lucknow, State Bureau. Fight Against Malnutrition To fight malnutrition, National Nutrition Month is going to start from Thursday, September 1. During this, many events will be organized across the state throughout the month. During Poshan Maah, nutrition gardens will be developed by planting nutrient-giving fruit and vegetable plants at public places. Along with this, malnourished and very malnourished children will be marked in the entire state.
Children, adolescent girls and pregnant women will be the focus
- According to the order issued by Anamika Singh, Secretary, Child Development and Nutrition, Nutrition Month will be celebrated in the entire state. During this campaign, a plantation drive will be carried out to develop a nutrition garden on the additional land of government schools, Anganwadi centers and Gram Panchayat.
- In this, cooperation of Rural Development, Horticulture and Panchayati Raj Department will be taken. Yoga sessions will be conducted targeting children, adolescent girls and pregnant women. Nutrition kit and supplementary nutrition will be distributed along with promotion related to nutrition.
- In the last week, along with marking the malnourished and very malnourished children, nutritious food items will be distributed to them. Coordination will be established with many departments in the nutrition month.
- A healthy boy and girl competition will be organized in collaboration with the health department. Healthy children will also be rewarded in this.
- School centric activities will also be organized. Nutrition fair will be organized in schools. Education will be given through essay competition and toys. Recipe competition will also be organized.
- Nutrition rally, water conservation activities etc. will be organized at village level. The government is trying to fight against malnutrition by running a mass movement.
Nutrition should be given to children and pregnant women: Durga Shankar Mishra
Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra has given instructions to provide nutritious supplementary nutrition to children, pregnant women and malnourished children for domestic use. He said that there is a need to formulate and follow the highest standards to ensure the quality of food grains.
Awareness should be brought among the general public to make nutrition gardens. After seeing the presentation by the Department of Child Development and Nutrition, the Chief Secretary said that there is a need to take the model of kitchen garden developed by Krishi Vigyan Kendra to the general public. With this people can easily get fresh and nutritious vegetables at home. He said that wherever Anganwadi centers are being built, the work should be completed with better technology.
Secretary Anamika Singh informed that action plan has been made available for establishment of 204 take home ration units in 43 districts of the state. Action plans for the remaining 32 districts are yet to come. The Chief Secretary said that the action plan should be obtained soon by coordinating with the remaining districts also.
Edited By: Prabhapunj Mishra