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Other Welfare Scheme

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a. Mid-Day Meal Scheme

 Mid-Day Meal Scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD). Department of Food and Public Distribution allocates foodgrains under Mid-Day-Meal Scheme to MoHRD for the country as a whole. The state-wise sub-allocation is done by MoHRD. The Central Issue Price for the scheme w.e.f. 1st April, 2016 is at NFSA rates i.e. Rs.3/2/1 per kg for rice/wheat/Coarse grain respectively. This Scheme covers students of primary and upper primary classes in the Govt. Schools/Schools aided by Govt. and the Schools run by local bodies.

b. Wheat Based Nutrition Programme (WBNP)

This Scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women & Child Development (MoWCD). Department of Food and Public Distribution allocates foodgrains under Wheat Based Nutrition Programme to MoWCD for the country as a whole. The state-wise sub-allocation is done by MoWCD. The Central Issue Price for the scheme w.e.f. 1st April, 2016 is at NFSA rates i.e. Rs.3/2/1 per kg for rice/wheat/Coarse grain respectively. The scheme intends to provide nutritious/ energy food to children in the age group of 0-6 years and expectant/lactating women. The food grains allotted under this Scheme are utilized by the States/UTs under the Umbrella Scheme – Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).

c. Welfare Institutions and Hostels Scheme

Department of Food & Public Distribution administers the Welfare Institutions and Hostels Scheme which was introduced on 1st September, 2017 by clubbing two schemes namely Welfare Institutions Scheme and SC/ST/OBC Hostels Scheme into a single scheme. Foodgrains are allocated at BPL rates under the scheme to meet the requirement of welfare institutions such as beggar homes, Nariniketans and other similar welfare institutions and the students of the hostels having 2/3rd residents belonging to SC/ST/OBC.

d. Annapurna Scheme

This Scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development. Indigent senior citizens of 65 years of age or above who are not getting pension under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) are provided 10 kilograms of food grains per person per month free of cost under the scheme. Foodgrains under the Scheme are provided by Department of Food & Public Distribution at BPL rates.

e. Scheme for Adolescent Girls [Earlier known as Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) – 'SABLA']

The Ministry of Women and Child Development launched SABLA scheme on 19.11.2010 by merging two schemes namely Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG) & Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) into a single scheme. The Scheme aims at empowering adolescent girls of 11-18 years by improvement of their nutritional and health status and upgrading various skills like home skills, life skills and vocational skills. It also aims at equipping the girls on family welfare, health hygiene etc. and information and guidance on existing public services along with aiming to mainstream out of school girls into formal or non-formal education. Foodgrains for the scheme are allocated by Department of Food & Public Distribution at BPL rates to MoW&CD.