Matru Poorna Scheme Karnataka

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The Karnataka State government on 2nd Oct 2017 launched Matru Poorna Scheme. This is a scheme meant to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas. This is a great inititative towards women empowerment. यह ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में गर्भवती और स्तनपान कराने वाली महिलाओं की पोषण संबंधी जरूरतों को पूरा करने के लिए एक योजना है। 

Under the programme, pregnant and lactating (स्तनपान कराने वाली महिलाओं) poor women in rural areas will get one nutritious meal daily for 25 days in a month.

Scheme Name : Matru Poorna scheme Karnataka

Launched By : Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

Beneficiary : 12 Lakh Women

Budget : 302 Crore

Benefits of Matru poorna Scheme : 

Under Matru Purna Scheme women will be provided with a full meal, consisting of rice, dal with vegetables/sambar, one boiled egg and 200ml of milk, will be given to pregnant women. Those who don’t eat eggs would be given two varieties of sprouts.

This meal will meet 40-45% of the daily calorie, protein and calcium requirement per day of the pregnant and lactating mothers.

Along with the meal, Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablets will be administered and gestational weight monitoring will be ensured for pregnant women.

Total Beneficiary Holder: 

Based on the previous experience in pilot blocks, the scheme has been scaled up in all the districts of the State from Monday, benefiting around 12 lakh pregnant women and lactating mother, and anganwadi assistants and helpers.

The scheme will be implemented through anganwadis in the State. Each meal is estimated to cost around ₹20. The food will be provided for 15 months, from the start of pregnancy up to six months after delivery.

Conclusion of Matru Poorna Scheme:

  • The scheme will be implemented through anganwadis in State. Under it, nutritious food will be provided for 15 months, from start of pregnancy up to six months after delivery. Along with meal, Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablets will be administered and gestational weight monitoring will be ensured for pregnant women.
  • The full meal will consist of rice, dal with vegetables/sambar, one boiled egg and 200ml of milk, will be given to pregnant women women. Those who don’t eat eggs would be given two varieties of sprouts. This meal will meet 40-45% of daily calorie, protein and calcium requirement per day of pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • If the pregnant women are suffering from weakness, the scheme would help improve the health of both mothers and children. The nutritious food would provide more than 40% nutrition including protein and calcium that a pregnant woman requires per day. Compared to South Indian States, the health index of mothers and children of the State is poor.

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