Nutrition schemes in Assam to be strengthened: Sonowal tells Maneka

Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi met Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday and discussed issues on women and child nutrition and animal protection.

Vowing to bring country’s nutrition scheme on track in the state, the Union minister and the chief minister discussed modalities to strengthen nutritional mechanism of women and children and provide nutritional food sachets in schools and other centres where women and children come and assemble.

Giving an overview of the state government’s initiatives in providing meals in schools and anganwadi centres, Sonowal said that his government is fully committed to implement nutritional food sachets schemes in letter and spirit to ensure nutrition to women and children in the state. He also hoped that once the scheme is fully implemented in the state the issue of malnutrition will become a passé.

The Union minister also hailed the state government’s role in the conservation of rhino and other endangered species in the national parks and other wild life sanctuaries in the state. The duo also discussed on constitution of Animal Welfare Board in Assam. Sonowal said that all the modalities are being framed to constitute the welfare board in the state.

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