Anganwadi workers will continue to home deliver the Take Home Ration (THR) in June too to the beneficiaries of Dehradun district for the third time in a row since April. Last month, the Anganwadi workers delivered THR to over two lakh beneficiaries that include children, pregnant women and lactating mothers under Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). The Self Help Groups (SHGs) who generally pack and send the ration to Anganwadi centres are also sending gloves, sanitisers and masks to the workers since April as a precautionary measure against Covid-19 pandemic. Since the last month, the State administration has added peanut butter to the THR of over 1000 beneficiaries of Dehradun district that include malnourished and undernourished children, and women with high-risk pregnancies.
The administration did not approve the distribution of THR from the Anganwadi centres this month due to the current circumstances in Dehradun. The district magistrate Ashish Kumar Shrivastava said that Anganwadi workers will continue to home deliver the ration to all the beneficiaries this month too. According to the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Anju Badola, some Anganwadi workers have even commenced to home deliver the ration while some will begin from June 5. She said that all the Anganwadi workers will finish the distribution of THR by June 10. “The administration gives us five days to distribute the ration and since most of the Anganwadi workers start from the fifth day of every month, they will home deliver the THR to beneficiaries by June 10,” added Badola. It is pertinent to mention here that no Anganwadi worker is sent from outside area to the containment zones for THR distribution. As informed earlier by chief development officer Nitika Khandelwal, the district administration delivers the THR through barricading to the Anganwadi workers present in the containment zones and they distribute ration while taking all the necessary precautions.
Thursday, 04 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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