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State, GCMMF, dairies jointly to provide nutritive foods to anganwadies children and women

    In the present of Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani in Gandhinagar, the Women & Child Welfare Department of the Gujarat Government, Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation and three leading dairies have signed tripartite MOU to save the children of anginawadi from malnutrition.

    According to the MOU, under the ‘Take Home Ration’ district dairies in cooperation with the milk marketing federation will provide nutritive foods to more than 42-lakh children of 53029 anaganwadies, pregnant-mothers, foster mothers and young girls.

    It should be noted that under the Take Home Ration, through the GCMM, district milk producing cooperative sangh is preparing devibhog (nutritive foods) for the infants (aged between six months and five years), pregnant-mothers, foster mothers and young girls. Under the scheme, each child gets 125 gms of Balbhog every day and pregnant-mothers, foster-mothers, and young girls get daily devibhog of 145 gms to provide necessary, sufficient calories and proteins to the body.

    Besides this, the GCMMF has prepared a recipe book to teach the beneficiaries that what kind of food items can be prepared from the Take Home Ration.

    Others, who remained present on the occasion, included women and child welfare state minister Dr. Nirmalaben Waghwani, Chief Secretary Dr. J.N.Singh, chairman of the milk marketing federation and MDs of Banas, Sumul and Amul dairies and other senior officials.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat