On the guidelines of Bhupesh Baghel, blankets are being distributed to pregnant and lactating mothers through Anganwadi centers to protect infants and young children from malnutrition and pneumonia in forest areas. Work is being done at many levels to take forward the resolve of malnutrition free from Chhattisgarh. In view of the high malnutrition rate among children in forest and tribal areas, continuous efforts are being made to remove malnutrition by running special campaigns in these areas. In this episode, in all 556 Anganwadi centers of Narayanpur district, 15 thousand blankets are being distributed by the workers to all the children of 0-6 years coming to Anganwadi in the first week of June. Along with this, information about Kangaroo Mother Care is also being given to the parents for proper development of children and protection from cold. Children and their parents are very happy to get the blanket before the rainy season. The parents have expressed their happiness by expressing their gratitude to the Chhattisgarh government.
In view of the geographical and social conditions of Vananchal, in the financial year 2020-21, the district administration will provide nutritious food to weak and anemic women, including malnourished children and infant and pregnant women, in the coming 0-6 years in Anganwadi centers. It was decided to provide blankets to all the 15,000 children of the state. For this, a provision of Rs 71 lakh was made from the District Mineral Trust Fund (DMF) and blankets were provided by the funded organization of Khadi Village Industries Board.