Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana {मुख्यमंत्री आंचल अमृत योजना}

Updated on Jul 17, 2020

The government of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat introduced the Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana on March 7, 2019. The scheme is for children studying in the Anganwadi Centers. Under this scheme, two and a half thousand kids will be provided with milk. 

The Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana is for the twenty thousand Anganwadi centres in the state of Uttarakhand. According to the Minister of Women and Child Development of Uttarakhand, about 18 lakh children are malnourished in the country. Therefore, the Anchal Amrit Yojana has been started as a campaign to control the problem of malnutrition in the state. 

Objective

Under the scheme, children studying in Anganwadi centres will be given milk two times a week. And there are twenty thousand Anganwadi centres in Uttarakhand, and almost 2.5 lakh children come to study in them. Most of these children are from low-income families. The objective of this scheme by the Chief Minister is to control the problem of malnutrition among children. The implementation of this scheme will also help in increasing the attendance of children in Anganwadi centres as well. This will result in solving the issues of malnutrition and education of these children too. The kids who are registered under the respective Anganwadi will benefit from this scheme.

Eligibility Criteria

To enjoy the benefits under this scheme, the children must have these following eligibility:

  • The name of the child must be registered in the Anganwadi centre.
  • Children aged 3 to 6 years, studying in Anganwadi centres will get the benefit of the scheme.
  • The benefit of the scheme will be given to the children studying at all Anganwadi centres in the state of Uttarakhand.

Benefits

The children who are studying in the Anganwadi Centers will be given flavoured skimmed milk two times a week for better health. They will get milk 100 ml each time twice as this way they will get enough nutrition, calcium and protein.

Features

  •  Under the scheme, 3 to 6-year-old children will be given free milk two times a week at all Anganwadi centres in the state.
  • There has been provision made to provide 100 ml of milk to children every time. So that 200 ml of milk will be given to each child in a week. And this way there will be no deficiency of calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals in the children and they will be physically and mentally healthy.
  • The government will provide flavoured milk powder for the children at the Anganwadi centres to distribute milk among the children.
  • The government aim that malnutrition will be eradicated in about 2.5 lakh children of the state under the Anchal Amrit Yojana.
  • There are a total of 20 thousand Anganwadi centres in Uttarakhand. All these centres have children of 3 to 6 years old belong to BPL category before taking admission in the school. By providing free milk, the problem of malnutrition can be controlled in these children.
  • To take advantage of the scheme, children of the age group of 3 to 6 years will be required to register their name in the Anganwadi centre.

Implementation of Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana

Chief Minister Rawat provided aid at the program of Dairy Development Department, Uttarakhand Cooperative Dairy Federation Limited and Women Empowerment and Child Development Department at Dehradun. The Uttarakhand Women Empowerment and Child Development Ministry have termed the Mukhyamantri Anchal Yojana as a primary step for fighting malnutrition in Uttarakhand. The need has been felt to start Mukhya Mantri Anchal Amrit Yojana as 18,000 kids in the state are suffering from malnutrition. Most of the children in Anganwadi centres come from disadvantaged sections of the society and do not have proper access to nutrition so the government will now provide them free milk through this scheme.

According to an official report, there are around twenty thousand Anganwadi centres in Uttarakhand and children aged between 3 and 6 years will be given scented, sweet and skimmed milk at these centres. With this cooperative campaign, malnourished children studying in the Anganwadi centres will be provided with proper nutrition in the coming years. The scheme has been described by the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Development as a major step towards fighting malnutrition in the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana?

The Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana is for the twenty thousand Anganwadi centres in the state of Uttarakhand. The scheme is for children studying in the Anganwadi Centers. Under this scheme, two and a half thousand kids will be provided with milk. 

You can access the official document about this scheme here.

Q. When was this scheme launched?

The scheme was launched on March 9 2019.

Q. Who launched this scheme?

Trivendra Singh Rawat introduced the Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana.

Q. What is the objective of the scheme?

The objective of this scheme by the Chief Minister is to control the problem of malnutrition among children. The implementation of this scheme will also help in increasing the attendance of children in Anganwadi centres as well. This will result in solving the issues of malnutrition and education of these children too.

Q. What are the benefits of the scheme?

The children who are studying in the Anganwadi Centers will be given flavoured skimmed milk two times a week for better health. They will get milk 100 ml each time twice as this way they will get enough nutrition, calcium and protein.

Q. How many malnourished children are in the state?

There are twenty thousand Anganwadi centres in Uttarakhand, and almost 2.5 lakh children come to study in them. Most of these children are from low-income families. The objective of this scheme by the Chief Minister is to control the problem of malnutrition among children. And there are about 18 lakh children malnourished in the state.

Q. What is the need for the scheme?

The need has been felt to start Mukhya Mantri Anchal Amrit Yojana as 18,000 children in the state are suffering from malnutrition. Most of the children in Anganwadi centres come from disadvantaged sections of the society and do not have proper access to nutrition so the government will now provide them free milk through this scheme.


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