In order to give a major boost to the ”Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign, on August 5, 2020, the state government of Haryana has launched two schemes, with a total outlay of Rs 256 crore, viz. launched “Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana” to provide free sanitary napkins to girls and women of below poverty line (BPL) families, and initiated “Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana” to provide fortified flavoured skimmed milk powder to women and children. These schemes were launched by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar through video conferencing.
About Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana:
This scheme focusing on adolescent girls and women between 10 to 45 years of age of about 11,24,871 BPL families will provide a 6 piece packet of free sanitary napkins every month for a year. This scheme will cover the state’s 22.50 lakh women and girls.
- Apart from this, the state’s Education Department will also provide six sanitary napkins every month to 50 lakh girl students under another scheme.
About Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana:
Under the aegis of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD), the state government has initiated this scheme in order to provide fortified flavoured skimmed milk powder to about 9.03 lakh children and 2.95 lakh pregnant and lactating mothers visiting 25,962 anganwadi centres in the state.
- The objective of the scheme is to address the problem of anaemia and malnutrition among state’s women and children.
- Under this scheme which is to be included in the state’s flagship programmes, around 200 ml of fragrant skimmed milk would be given per day for 6days in a week to the children between 1 and 6 years of age in anganwadi centres and pregnant and lactating mothers.
- This milk would contain nutritious elements like protein, calcium, magnesium, B-12, vitamins-A and D, which would replenish the micro-nutrients and vitamins in the body.
Note – The state government has been working by focusing on ”4-S” –”Shiksha (education), Swasthya (health), Suraksha (security) and Swamlamban (self-reliance)”.After this launch another ‘S’ has also been included and that is Swabhiman so as to ensure that people live with self-respect.
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On 23rd June 2020, Kanwar Pal, Education Minister of Haryana announced that The Government of Haryana under the Chief Minister’s Distance Education Programme signed an agreement with Reliance Jio TV to benefit around 52 lakh rural students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya