In a significant move aimed at promoting nutrition and ensuring the well-being of children and women, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 1,359 Anganwadi centers, with an estimated cost of ₹155 crores, and 171 child development project offices, amounting to ₹50 crore, in Lucknow today. This initiative aligns with the ongoing ‘National Nutrition Month’ campaign and underscores the government’s commitment to improving healthcare and nutrition in the state.
Direct Benefit Transfer for Anganwadi Workers and Helpers
On this auspicious occasion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also announced the transfer of ₹29 crore through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to provide uniforms for 2.9 lakh Anganwadi workers and helpers. This financial support aims to enhance the working conditions and incentivize those involved in critical grassroots nutrition and childcare efforts.
Strengthening ‘Healthy India – Smart India’
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath highlighted the significance of the nutrition campaign, which operates under the successful leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This initiative is pivotal in strengthening the foundation of a ‘Healthy India – Smart India,’ emphasizing that good nutrition is fundamental to the holistic development and growth of the nation.
National Nutrition Month
‘National Nutrition Month’ is a dedicated campaign focused on raising awareness about the importance of balanced nutrition and its role in overall health and well-being. It serves as a reminder that a well-nourished population is better equipped to face the challenges of the future.
A Collective Effort Towards a Healthier India
The inauguration of Anganwadi centers and child development project offices, along with the financial support for Anganwadi workers and helpers, reflects the commitment of the Uttar Pradesh government towards improving the nutritional status of its citizens, especially women & children. These efforts contribute to the larger goal of building a healthier and smarter India.