September 7, 2019
Malnutrition has reduced significantly in Bangla
The number of children suffering from malnutrition has reduced significantly in Bangla, according to data presented by the Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Minister recently in the Assembly.
Only 8.19 per cent of children suffer from malnutrition, which is a huge drop from the 30 per cent prevalent under the Left Front Government. Hence there has been a huge improvement during the eight years of the Trinamool Congress Government.
To improve the situation further, the State Government has started celebrating the fourth Friday of every month as Supusti Dibas and the fourth Friday every three months (that is, every quarter) as Annaprasan Dibas.
The State Government is also considering introducing special high-nutrition food packets to deal with such cases.
Among the other data given by the minister, 13,50,969 pregnant women and 60,37,644 children are getting special packages under the ICDS scheme and 41,793 child welfare committees have been set up, with Murshidabad accounting for 2,692.