Gujarat Government’s uplifting initiative to fight malnutrition in schools

Published By : Admin | September 24, 2009 | 05:55 IST

Gujarat Government to launch a state wide movement to fight malnutrition. The government has decided to provide fortified wheat flour in primary schools. This movement will be initiated on 25th September, on the birthday of Pandit Din Dayal Upadhyay.

44 lac primary school children will be covered under this scheme. This wheat flour will contain nine micro nutrients and vitamins. The purpose behind this movement is to root out malnutrition among the children.

Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch the statewide movement from Gandhinagar and the leader of opposition Shri L K Advani will initiate the movement from Somnath. At District headquarters, other ministers and Parliament secretary will participate in the movement.

Gujarat is the first state to introduce food-fortification scheme in PPP model. This mandate was received in 2007. Shri Narendra Modi is focusing on brining significant improvement on HDI movements.

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