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    Women and Child Development Committee chairman N A Haris speaks at a meeting in Madikeri on Thursday. DH photo

    Women and Child Development Committee chairman N A Haris speaks at a meeting in Madikeri on Thursday. DH photo

    The Satwa scheme, implemented in Chamarajanagar district to eradicate malnutrition, should be implemented in Kodagu district as well, said Women and Child Development Committee chairman N A Haris.

    He was speaking at a review meeting to discuss progress of welfare programmes taken up under Women and Child Development Department in the city on Thursday.

    “Through Satwa scheme, 500 children suffering from malnutrition in Chamarajanagar district have been already brought to mainstream. Children suffering from malnutrition in Kodagu district should also be brought to the mainstream. The officials should show special concern towards such kids,” he said.

    He said officials should ensure that pregnant and puerperal women get nutritious food.

    Haris expressed displeasure over failure to utilise Rs 21 lakh released by the government to provide financial assistance to pregnant and puerperal women under Scheduled Tribe Special Component Plan. He observed that the number of Stree Shakti groups in the district is less and said there is a need to increase the number of groups to get the facilities from the government.

    Haris directed the CDPOs and the department’s deputy directors to visit anganwadi centres and inspect the quality of food being supplied.

    MLC Veena Acchaiah said that Women and Child Development Department, Education and Labour Department officials should work in coordination to bring school dropouts back to the portal of the school.

    Women and Child Development Committee member Sudhakar Lal said that anganwadi centres should be opened at Basavanahalli and Byadagotta where Diddalli tribals have been rehabilitated.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DH News Service, Madikeri / July 21st, 2017

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