Ration At The Doorstep Of Pregnant Women: Karnataka State Govt Orders

Karnataka state order

The Karnataka State government has decided to hand over rations at the doorstep of pregnant women to ensure a nutritious diet in six districts in the state, even as demands came to extend across all districts.

Minister for Women and Child Development Halappa Achar told the Legislative Council on Tuesday that the government has ordered the delivery of rations to the doorstep of six hilly districts under the Matru Poorna yojane, which was launched in 2017 by the Siddaramaiah-led government to provide a nutritious diet.

Mr Achar’s statement came after Congress member Manjunath Bhandary raised the issue. “The take-home ration has replaced the system of pregnant women walking to the nearest anganwadi to get nutritious food,” the Minister said. 

However, BJP member Bharathi Shetty urged the government to extend the scheme across the State. She said the government should provide the option to women. 

Credits: The Hindu

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