Make the district free of malnutrition: Bhediya

By better implementation of the Chief Minister's Nutrition Scheme

Raipur, Jan 09: State Women and Child Development Department Minister Anila Bhediya took a review meeting of departmental officers in the Collectorate premises on Wednesday. Minister Anila Bhediya said that the Chief Minister’s Nutrition Campaign is an important and result-oriented campaign for malnourished children. Better implementation of this campaign will reduce the level of malnutrition. She said that departmental officers should regularly go for field visits and practical reporting so that the state government’s goal of eliminating malnutrition in three years can be met.
Bhediya elaborated on the situation of malnutrition in Gariaband district and the efforts being made to eradicate it, supplementary nutritious food, recruitment of Anganwadi workers and assistants, the status of departmental buildings, women safety scheme, child protection scheme and problems of the department. After deliberating, the officers were given necessary directions. On this occasion, Secretary of the department Shehla Nigar, Director Divya Umesh Mishra, Collector Nileshkumar Kshirsagar, Superintendent of Police Bhojram Patel, District Panchayat CEO Chandrakant Verma and departmental officers were present. Minister Bhediya said that eliminating malnutrition is one of the priorities of the government. We have to work keeping in mind the safety and health of children and women. Their superior health and safety is the top priority. She directed the departmental officers to promote the department’s schemes more and more.
Instructions have been given for fresh applications for ready to eat. Bhediya said that to fulfil the objectives of the department, work with team spirit and enthusiasm and instructions were given to prepare and send proposals for severely malnourished children in the district. Secretary Nigar instructed the departmental officers to work in coordination with the district administration. She said that work should be done keeping in mind the health, nutrition and safety of children and women. Project officers of Women and Child Development Department, officers of the District Child Protection Unit were present in the meeting.

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