Amit Shah launches nutritious “Laddu Distribution Scheme” in Gandhinagar

There should not be a single under-nourished mother and child in my constituency, says Union Home Min

Updated - August 31, 2021 12:31 am IST

Published - August 30, 2021 06:30 pm IST - Ahmedabad

Union Home Minister Amit Shah during distribution program of LADDOO sweet boxes to pregnant women from Gandhinagar constituency to fight malnutrition at Nidhard Village outskirts of Ahmedabad on Monday.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah during distribution program of LADDOO sweet boxes to pregnant women from Gandhinagar constituency to fight malnutrition at Nidhard Village outskirts of Ahmedabad on Monday.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday launched nutritious “Laddu Distribution Scheme” for pregnant women in his parliamentary constituency Gandhinagar.

Around 7,000 pregnant women will be provided 15 nutritious laddus each free of cost every month till birth of their child, through NGOs.

Launching the scheme, the Minister said it is his responsibility to ensure that there should not be a single mother and child who remain under-nourished in his constituency area.

He said women need nutritious diet most when pregnant and a laddu contains protein, ghee, vitamins and it can be eaten throughout in a month.

He said no country can move forward if its children and their mothers are not healthy and strong physically.

According to him, PM Modi had launched a Nutrition Mission from Rajasthan in 2018 to providing nutritious food to children and pregnant women which is being replicated across the country now.

As many as 18 Ministries have come forward to join the Poshan Abhiyan or Nutrition Mission. Besides the government, local NGOs are involved in food preparation and distribution to the beneficiaries.

Development works

The Union Home Minister was in Gujarat for three days to take stock of the development works in his constituency and attend the celebrations of Krishna Jayanti.

In Ahmedabad, he attended meetings at the Municipal Corporation and also the Collector office to discuss development works. He directed the officials to ensure speed in vaccination in the areas which fall under his Lok Sabha seat.

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