Mathru Poorna Nutritional Programme For Pregnant & Breast-feeding Women
To improve maternal health of 1.2 million pregnant and lactating mothers, the Government of Karnataka has launched Matru Poona. For 25 days in a month, pregnant women and lactating mothers from the start of pregnancy to six months after the delivery of the child are being provided wholesome lunch consisting of rice, dal with vegetables, one boiled egg and 200 ml of milk along with a groundnut-jaggery chikki.
The scheme is being implemented through anganwadis in the State. The food will be provided for 15 months, from the start of pregnancy up to six months after delivery. If the pregnant women are suffering from weakness, the scheme would help improve the health of both mothers and children.
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