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Ready-to-eat food being distributed door-to-door, after closure of Aanganbadi centers

Ready-to-eat food being distributed door-to-door, after closure of Aanganbadi centers

Chhattisgarh Government properly taking care of the nutrition needs of children, pregnant and lactating women, teenage girls
Women groups preparing and distributing ready-to-eat food while adhering to the quality and hygiene standards

Chhattisgarh Government has closed all the aanganbadi centers in the state, as one of the measures to prevent spread of Corona virus (COVID-19). On instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, nutritious food is being distributed to children of age group 6 months to 6 years, pregnant and lactating mothers and teenage girls. Women and Child Development Department is ensuring distribution of ready-to-eat foods at the doorstep of beneficiaries, through aanganbadi workers.  

It is noteworthy that to save people from adverse effects of corona virus infection, aanganbadi centers of the state have been closed till March 31. During this closure, children of age group 6 months to 6 years, pregnant and lactating mothers and teenage girls are being provided supplementary nutritious food and ready-to-eat food in sufficient quantity at their doorstep by aanganbadi workers. The ready-to-eat food is being prepared by selected women help groups for distribution. Women self-help groups prepare the ready-to-eat food packets carefully while adhering to the quality and hygiene standards. Women and Child Development Department has created such a system that even during this time of lockdown, nutrition level of children, pregnant and lactating women and teenage girls will not be compromised. State Government has provided sufficient budget to the department for distribution of supplementary nutritious food.




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