'Reduced allocations to affect child nutrition'

'Reduced allocations to affect child nutrition'

 Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that reduction in the budgetary allocations for the current financial year will affect schemes which are focusing on nutrition of children and the pregnant and lactating mothers.

The letter written on April 27 has been quoted by an international new agency. “This may result in a situation where the focus is lost on critical programmes related to malnutrition..nutrition for  children, pregnant and lactating mothers,”  Maneka  Gandhi said in her letter.

She has also warned of negative political implications of cutting of the social funds.

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