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Jamshedpur ranked first in March nutrition fortnight


Ranchi, March 15: East Singhbhum district secured first position in the nutrition fortnight held this month by the department of social welfare in Jharkhand.

Jharkhand women, child development and social security minister Joba Majhi gave away the award to East Singhbhum district social welfare officer Neha Sanjana Khalkho during the review of the departmental schemes at Ranchi on Wednesday.

The minister encouraged all district social welfare officers to ensure better participation in the upcoming nutrition fortnight and nutrition month. Gumla district got first place in nutrition month (held in the month of September, 2022).

Joba Majhi directed the concerned officers that every possible effort should be made to ensure that the beneficiaries get the benefits of the schemes run by the government on time. Along with this, prompt execution of problems and complaints coming in the implementation of the schemes.

The minister inaugurated the department’s first e-magazine “Poshan Dhara” edited with the technical support of the department and Unicef.

The objective of the magazine is to publish success of efforts to bring out malnourished women and children from remote and inaccessible areas of Jharkhand to healthy situation. This magazine is an attempt to provide a common platform to the workers, associates, beneficiaries, adolescent girls and children working in the field. Along with this, Jharkhand has to be made malnutrition free by making people more and more aware about nutrition.

The minister reviewed important schemes run by the department, such as salary under IEC, contract allowance, honorarium and payment of house rent, progress in selection of maids and assistants in Anganwadi centers, operation of supplementary nutrition program in Anganwadi centers,  implementation of Savitri Bai Phule Kishori Samridhi Yojana, construction status of Anganwadi centers buildings, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, Chief Minister Lakshmi Ladli Yojana, Chief Minister Kanyadan Yojana, social evil prevention scheme, old age home, deaf and dumb school, Nari Niketan, Tejaswini Scheme, Skill Training, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, One Stop Center, Ujjwala Scheme, Women Helpline 181, Working Women’s Hostel Scheme, Mission Vatsalya.


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