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Tripura govt launches Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar Scheme to Provide Nutrition Kits to Pregnant and Lactating Women

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Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar schemeOn June 25, 2020 Tripura government has launched Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar scheme to provide nutrition kits to pregnant and lactating women. The scheme is a part of the state’s efforts to fight malnutrition and maternal mortality. The scheme was announced by state Minister for Social Welfare and Social Education Santana Chakma.

  • The government expects to incur an expenses of about Rs 8 crore annually for this scheme.
  • The scheme will be in addition to the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) under which Rs 5000 each was given to 58,996 beneficiaries, after the birth of their first child.

About Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar scheme 

i.Nutrition kit- Each nutrition kit will cost Rs 500 & will have food items and grocery supplies, such as peanuts, soya beans, mixed pulses, jaggery and ghee.

ii.Test– Pregnant women will be tested 4 times in nearby Primary Health Centers (PHC) and the kit will be  given after each test .Nutrition kit will be given after each test as per the Matru Pushti Uphaar scheme.

iii.Beneficiaries– Around 40, 000 women will be benefited under the scheme.

Revised guidelines 

  • As per the regulations till now the children who suffer from severe acute malnourishment (SAM)  were given 4 eggs per week.
  • As per the revised guidelines 6 eggs per week and 20 gram(gm) jaggery & 200 Milliliters(Ml) milk will be provided six days every week.

About Tripura:
National Parks- Clouded Leopard National Park, Bison National Park.
Wildlife Sanctuary(WLS)– Sepahijala WLS, Trishna WLS, Gomati WLS, Rowa WLS.