Friday, September 17, 2021

All efforts will be made to fulfil the nutritional requirements of women and children: Smriti Irani

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has said that all efforts will be made to fulfil the nutritional requirements of women and children. Addressing Anganwadi Workers across the nation as part of the POSHAN Maah celebrations through video conference, Mrs Irani said that through POSHAN 2.0, Anganwadi centres will be made more competent through better infrastructure. She thanked all the Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi helpers for their determined and tireless efforts towards ensuring overall betterment of women and children. She also urged them to send their views and suggestions which can be incorporated in POSHAN 2.0.

The Minister also informed that Special Insurance scheme is being setup for all the Anganwadi Workers and for that, State Governments have been requested to provide details so that insurance cover can be provided. Mrs Irani encouraged all the Anganwadi Workers to ensure that Poshan Vatikas are setup at the anganwadi centres during the month-long celebrations of POSHAN Maah, especially in the all aspirational districts of the country.

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