Chief minister of Karnataka on the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, launched a scheme “Mathru Purna” for pregnant women of the rural areas of the state at Vidhan Soudha, in Bengaluru. This is a nutrition providing scheme under which pregnant and lactating poor women of the rural areas will be provided nutritious food of one time. The one time meal will be provided for 25 days.
Content of Mathru Purna Nutrition Scheme meal
One time meal under “Mathru Purna” scheme will contain rice, dal with vegetables or sambar, one boiled egg and 200ml of milk. Women can get the meal from anganwadis. For vegetarian women, two varieties of sprouts will be given at the place of egg.
Mathru Purna Benefits:
The scheme will provide at least 40 to 45% of the daily nutrition required for women during pregnancy and also to lactating mothers. The cost of the food will be just Rs.20.
Mathru Purna Nutrition Scheme will benefit around 12 lakh women of the state from the start of their pregnancy to six months after delivery. A part from nutritious food, Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablets will also be given to women and gestational weight of the pregnant women will also be monitored time to time.
State of south western region of India
Founded on 1 November 1956.
Earlier name of Karnataka was State of Mysore and was renamed to Karnataka in 1973.
Districts in Karnataka: 30 districts