In wake of Covid-19, national nutrition month to go digital | Bareilly News

Bareilly: In view of Covid-19 pandemic, the third National Nutrition Month will be celebrated in…

In wake of Covid-19, national nutrition month to go digital | Bareilly News
Bareilly: In view of Covid-19 pandemic, the third National Nutrition Month will be celebrated in a digital way rather than the traditional way.
According to the government’s directions, efforts will be made towards improving the immunity of the malnourished families through ‘Nutri gardens’. Officials have been advised to plant saplings of nutritious plants such as ginger, turmeric, drumstick, vine, gooseberry and mint, among others, and must develop ‘Nutri gardens’ in every district. Land of government office campus, government schools, Anganwadi centres and Gram Panchayat premises would be utilised to develop these gardens.
Shahjahanpur district information officer (DIO) Alok Yadav said, “The third national nutrition month will be celebrated digitally. The campaign is the mission of convergence of many departments to eliminate malnutrition. The main objective is to reduce the rate of stunting among children.”
At least 15 departments related to nutrition such as agriculture, child development, youth and sports, Ayush, housing and urban planning, skills development, information, manpower, social welfare, tribal welfare and minority welfare will jointly participate in the nutrition month to ensure its success.
Yadav further said, “The state government has also issued guidelines to provide a cow each to the parents of under-privileged children. The cow will also be a source of income. The animal husbandry department has been directed to make it available by coordinating with the department of child development. The families will be given Rs 30 per day for the maintenance of these bovines.”