Take-home rations are distributed in various parts of all Odisha.

Bhubaneswar: On successful implementation of the government’s decision to adopt the day-to-day approach for distribution of Take Home Ration (THR) on 1st of every month, today, beneficiaries are getting Chhath at Anganwadi centers in all 30 districts across the state . Under the supervision of the next level senior officers of the Women and Child Development and Mission Strength Department, districts are posted to supervise the proper work of this program. Collectors Kendrapara and Bhadrakh supervised THR distribution in their respective districts. District level officers such as Additional District Magistrate, Sub-Collector, BDO, Tehsildar, DSWO, CDPO and ICDS officers are also monitoring the distribution process.
As per the new guidelines, chhatua will be distributed on 1st of every month in the presence of members of Mother Committee, Janch Committee and supervising officers. Currently, THR is being provided to children between 6 months to 3 years, pregnant & nursing women and adolescent girls. Further, severely malnourished children from 3 years to 6 years are getting THR along with Hot Cooked Meal at AWCs.The primary objective of this monitoring is to streamline supply chain management system while maintaining transparency and accountability at every step for increasing the nutritional standards of beneficiaries of the ICDS scheme.
You will be glad to know that WCD & MS Department introduced a nutrition protagonist ‘Tiki Mausi’, launched recently by Hon’ble Minister, WCD & MS, for delivering key nutrition messages through various platforms tools and platforms to bring about positive social behaviours and practices in the community including distribution and consumption of quality THR for improving nutritional standard of 6 months to 6 years, pregnant & nursing women and adolescent girls.

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