Mathru Poorna Scheme Launched in Karnataka

Published on October 04, 2017
The State government of Karnataka has launched Mathru Poorna Scheme

Highlights of the Scheme

  • This scheme aims to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas.
  • Pregnant and lactating poor women in rural areas will get one nutritious meal daily for 25 days in a month.
  • 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.
  • Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablets will be administered and gestational weight monitoring will be ensured for pregnant women.
  • The scheme has been scaled up in all the districts of the State
  • 12 lakh pregnant women and lactating mother, and Anganwadi assistants and helpers will be benefitted.
  • Each meal is estimated to cost around Rs. 20. 
  • The food will be provided for 15 months, from the start of pregnancy up to six months after delivery.

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