Millet-based snacks to be piloted in TN twelve noon meal scheme from January
The State will likewise introduce greens/soups in 2 districts on a pilot basis, with financing assistance from the State Balanced Growth Fund, officials stated at an evaluation conference on Friday
The State will also present greens/soups in 2 districts on a pilot basis, with funding assistance from the State Balanced Growth Fund, officials said at a review conference on Friday
S. Madumathi, secretary of the Federal government Social Welfare and Nutritious Twelve Noon Meal Programme, said millet based snacks would be offered in Salem and Namakkal districts and greens/soups in Tiruchirapalli and Tiruvannmalai districts on a pilot basis from January 2021, with funding support from the State Balanced Development Fund.
The State has been performing remarkably well in the execution of ‘Early Youth Care and Education’ (ECCE), she stated while delivering an unique address at the State Advancement Policy Council’s review meeting on ECCE on Friday.
Ms. Madumathi kept in mind that unlike other states, Anganwadi employees in Tamil Nadu are employed regularly and are paid on an unique time scale. They are paid sufficiently, and awards with citations and cash prizes are given to best carrying out Anganwadi workers, she included.
She likewise mentioned that the intro of LKG/UKG classes on a pilot basis in Anganwadi Centres co-located within the federal government middle school facilities has got excellent reaction and enrolment, especially throughout the COVID-19 duration, has increased.
C. Ponnaiyan, Vice Chairman, State Development Policy Council noted that the State has been a pioneer in carrying out child welfare programmes, well ahead of lots of Indian States and is doing effectively in the implementation of ECCE.He repeated the value of making sure that advantages reach people from poorer areas and SC/ ST neighborhoods and guaranteeing the elimination of gender biases and prevalent patriarchal worths and to understand the requirement for offering creches and day care, especially for kids of poor rural and metropolitan working ladies.
The State would constantly engage with academicians and professionals to update the material and to ensure inclusiveness of ECCE, Mr. Ponnaiyan noted and likewise advised imparting training to parents of toddlers through media about child care and education.
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