Health & Nutrition - - READERS’ PULSE - Anisha Ray, Kolkata

The Ma­ha­rash­tra Gov­ern­ment has ap­proved the APJ Ab­dul Kalam Am­rut Yojna scheme to pro­vide nu­tri­tious food to preg­nant, lac­tat­ing women in the tribal ar­eas. A gov­ern­ment study found that 23.1% chil­dren born in tribal ar­eas are un­der­weight. It also found that the av­er­age BMI of women liv­ing in the tribal re­gions is less than 18.5. We hope the scheme is im­ple­mented soon for women and chil­dren in th­ese ar­eas to ben­e­fit from it.

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