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Anganwadi kids in five dists to get milk, eggs

Bangalore, Nov 18, 2012, DHNS: 0:29 IST
From December 1, the government will supply milk and egg as a supplementary diet to ‘moderately malnourished’ children in aganwadis in the five backward districts of Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur, Koppal and Yadgir.

As per the government order issued earlier this month, the exercise which has been taken up as a pilot project, will be implemented for 125 days, where 3,11,523 children aged 0-6, will be given milk and egg as supplementary diet along with their regular diet, under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).

This is as per the directions of the High Court, based on the Justice N K Patil Committee recommendations. The government is already supplying milk and egg to 65,000 ‘severely malnourished’ children.

Under the new programme, the government is spending Rs 12.78 crore, said Ramesh Zalki, Principal Secretary, Women and Child Development department.
He said that the children will be provided eggs on four days and milk on two days of the week. Each child will receive an egg and 200 ml of milk.

Under ICDS scheme

District No of children Cost
Bidar 69,914 Rs 3 crore
Gulbarga 76,322 Rs 3.50 crore
Yadgir 28,220 Rs 75 lakh
Koppal 45,819 Rs 1.50 crore
Raichur 91,248 Rs 4.03 crore
Total 3,11,523 Rs 12.78 crore

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