Haryana Mukhyamantri Doodh Uphar Yojana 2020-2021 – Free Fortified Milk Gift to Children, Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers

Nourishment among pregnant women is of vital importance, as their health impacts the health of the child. A healthy mother births a healthy child, and looking after the mother considerably reduces the chances of child mortality. In such matters, healthcare and nourishment become crucial, and therefore, the Government of Haryana has launched the Haryana Mukhyamantri Doodh Uphar Yojana 2020-21. This scheme will aim to offer nourishment to children, pregnant women and lactating mothers – a target group that has maximum nutritional needs

About the Mukhyamantri Doodh Uphar Yojana

The main purpose of the Haryana Mukhyamantri Doodh Uphar Yojana is to improve the nutrition of kids, pregnant women, and lactating mothers. Each beneficiary of the scheme is entitled to receive 200ml fortified milk for free. These beneficiaries include newborns and pregnant or lactating women as well.

Malnutrition, as an issue, has plagued the rural areas of Haryana for far too long. In the wake of increased mortality among newborns, which was proving to be a growing concern for the residents of Haryana, the state government decided to offer its assistance. The beneficiaries of the scheme will be offered fortified milk 6 days a week.

Prime beneficiaries of the Mukhyamantri Doodh Uphar Yojana

The prime beneficiaries of the scheme would be children within the age group of 1-6 years. Roughly, 9.03 lakh children in Haryana are speculated to benefit from the scheme. Furthermore, around 2.95 lakh pregnant women and lactating women are also in line to benefit from the implementation of the scheme, as they would be in most need of the added nutrition, which food alone cannot offer in most cases. This fortified milk will be distributed across the state of Haryana for a minimum of 300 days a year.

What are the eligibility criteria to avail of the fortified milk under the implementation of the scheme?

The eligibility criteria for the implementation of the scheme stands to be as follows:

  1. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Haryana and she should procure proof stating the same, as and when demanded.
  2. She must belong to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category.
  3. The maximum age of the woman must not exceed more than 45 years.
  4. The minimum age of the girl must not be less than 10 years.

Summing it up

Being a mother without apt nutrition is a task that exceeds imagination. Birthing is a complicated procedure that needs several variables to fall in the right place and that cannot happen if the mother is malnourished. In order to ensure newborns are healthy and mothers are fit enough to endure childbirth, the government of Haryana launched the scheme.

The fortified milk will be offered to beneficiaries in several flavours as well, so as to appease the taste buds of mothers and children alike. With the nutrition fortified milk offers complementing their diet, mothers and newborns can look at a healthier future with more assurance than ever before.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.