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Odisha government will launch Mukhyamantri Sampoorna Pushti Yojana

Bhubaneswar:21/6/23: The Odisha government will launch Mukhyamantri Sampoorna Pushti Yojana (MSPY) to improve nutrition status of adolescent girls, pregnant women, lactating mothers and underweight children in the state.

The Odisha Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved a proposal in this regard, said Chief Secretary PK Jena.The scheme will be implemented in the state over a period of five years from 2023-24 financial year. The state government will spend Rs 3,354.40 crore under the project, added the Chief Secretary.

The state government will provide eggs, ladoos and other nutrition supplements to all adolescent girls in the age group of 15-19 years in Odisha.

Kishori Melas to be organised at the ICDS project level for the screening of adolescent girls for anemia, Jena said.

“Additional take home ration in the form of nutrient rich food products including millets and eggs will be provided to pregnant women and lactating mothers in the state,” Jena added.

The state government will also provide augmented take home ration (THR) and additional eggs to underweight children below 6 years of age under the scheme, Jena said.

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