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WOMEN, CHILDREN, DISABLED AND SENIOR CITIZEN WELFARE DEPARTMENT

1. Brief Information about the Department:

  • Women Development & Child Welfare Department: WD & CW Department is being provided supplementary Nutrition, immunization, health check-ups, Pre-school education to (8631) 7months to 3 years children, (13409) Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers along with Adolescent Girls through 589 Anganwadi Centers in Wanaparthy District.
  • Disabled and Senior Citizen Department: Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizen Department is being provided aids and appliances to eligible disabled and providing Economic rehabilitation, Marriage incentive awards, Pre-metric and Post-metric Scholarships to eligible disabled students.

2. District level schemes:

AROGYALAXMI (“One Full Meal” For Pregnant  and Lactating Women At The Anganwadi Centre): An implementation of ICDS has resulted in improvement of the nutritional status ofwomen and children in the state, the desired goals have not been achieved. The percentage of low birth weight babies, underweight children (<3 years)and pregnant women who are anaemic is still high. As a result, reduction of Infant Mortality Rate(IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR)continues to be a challenge.Scientific evidence shows that malnutrition starts early in life and its effects become irreversible after 2-3 years. Meeting the nutritional needs of Pregnant & Lactating women is therefore one of the critical windows of opportunity available to prevent malnutrition. Hence a need was felt to modify the nutrition programme of ICDS especially as the Take Home Ration (THR) provided to Pregnant and Lactating women under ICDS is not only too meagre but also gets shared by all members of the family.

1In this regard, the State Government introduced ArogyaLaxmi Programme which involves spot feeding of “one full meal” for Pregnant and Lactating women at the Anganwadi centre along with administration of Iron & Folic Acid (IFA) tablet. The programme was started on 01.01.2013 in ICDS Projects with most adverse health and nutrition indicators.

The one full meal consists of Rice, Dal with leafy Vegetables / sambar, vegetables for a minimum of 25 days, boiled Egg and 200ml. milk for 30 days in a month.  The one full meal will meet 40-45% of the daily calorie and 40-45% of protein and calcium requirement per day of the pregnant and lactating mothers. Along with the meal, Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablet is to be administered. For children between 7 months to 3 years are providing 16 Eggs per month where as children from 3-6 years were providing 30 Eggs per month.

 

 

Objectives of “Arogya Laxmi programme”:
Enhance the quality and acceptability of supplementary nutrition by the Pregnant and Lactating women Ensure food supplied is consumed by only the Pregnant and Lactating women Rather than the whole family Ensure that Pregnant and Lactating women consume 90+ IFA tablets.  Improve the enrolment of mothers at Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).

1Eliminate or decrease number of Pregnant and Lactating women with anaemia/ who are undernourished. Reduce the incidence of low birth babies and malnutrition among children.

Ensure that Pregnant and Lactating women receive health checkups and immunization.

Reduce the incidence of infant mortality and maternal mortality.

Operational guidelines for Arogya Laxmi programme:

Government after careful examination hereby issue “Operational Guidelines” for One Full Meal Programme for improving nutritional status among Pregnant and Lactating Women and to reduce low birth weight and mortality of infants and children under 6 years.

One Full Meal Committee:
Eleven members Committee called the “Anganwadi Level Monitoring & Support Committee” (ALMSC) shall be constituted for each AWC. This Committee consists the following members.

  • Surpanch or Ward member preferably women                 –                 Chairperson
  • ASHA                                                                                          –                Member
  • Mothers (2 members on rotation pregnant &7m to 3y)   –               Members
  • Community (Science Teacher/Retired Govt. officers/     –
  • Parents of pre-school children-3)                                          –              Members
  • Sakhi under SABLA programme/Adolescent girl              –              Member
  • 2 Representatives from Village Organization                     –                Members
  • Anganwadi Teacher    

Responsibilities of Committee:

  • The committee shall meet once in a month on the first Nutrition Health Day (i.e., the first of every month) and create awareness on One Full Meal Programme.
  • Ensure correct demand and supply of food grains such as Rice, Dal, Oil, Eggs, Milk and Vegetables etc. to the AWCs.
  • Identify Milk vendors or chilling centres where central procurement is not available.
  • Mobilize all eligible beneficiaries to the AWC.
  • Ensure no beneficiary carries the meal home or allows it to be consumed by any other family member.
  • Fix the menu and timing of the spot feeding
  • Ensure the attendance, quality, hygiene and other aspects of the programme
  • Certify the attendance registers of Anganwadi Centers for accounts reconciliation.

Procurement of Food Commodities:

Sl. No

Commodity

Supply by/through

Budget released to

1

Rice

Civil Supplies / PD

DWO

2

Dal

HACA

DWO

3

Oil

TS Oil Fed

DWO

4

Milk

HACA

DWO

5

Eggs

Poultry forms / NECC

DWO

6

Vegetables

AWT

DWO

7

Condiments

AWT

DWO

8

Cooking gas / Firewood

AWT

DWO

Implementation and Monitoring:

  • AWT, ASHA shall identify the target group and ensure early registration of the Pregnant women and enrolment of Pregnant and Lactating women in the Anganwadi Centres (AWCs). In addition AWWs will make house to house visit to survey, identify and make a list of the target group. All Pregnant and Lactating women will be issued MCP Cards during Village Health and Nutrition Day.
  • Panchayat / ALMSC along with ICDS and health field functionaries will create the necessary awareness and will mobilize the Pregnant and Lactating women to receive the “One Full Meal” along with other health and nutrition services at AWCs.
  • One Full Meal shall be served 25 days as spot feeding at AWC.
  • 30 Eggs shall be served per month where 25 days during spot feeding at AWC and Eggs will be given as per the model menu to the beneficiary.
  • Milk shall be served 25 days and another 5 days of milk will be served as curd along with rice and dal during spot feeding.
  • Anganwadi Helper or in absence of the Anganwadi Helper a person identified by the ALMSC shall cook the “One Full Meal” and serve the food at the Anganwadi Centre.
  • A permanent advance of Rs.1500/- shall be released to all AWWs at the beginning of the Programme and shall be maintained regularly by releases by the 5th of every month.
  • The “Anganwadi Level Monitoring & Support Committee” (ALMSC) can decide the menu as per local conditions.
  • IFA tablets shall be provided by ANM and will be administered along with the food by AWW.
  • The growth monitoring of all pregnant and lactating women shall be done every month and birth weight of the new born will be recorded in the MCP Cards and registers.
  • In the monthly meetings of Anganwadi Level Monitoring & Support Committee (ALMSC), Project Level Monitoring Committee (PLMC) and District Level Monitoring and Review Committee, the Anganwadi Workers, Supervisors / CDPOs and the PDs respectively will be invited for discussion on the implementation of the “One Full Meal” programme.
  • Joint trainings and awareness campaigns shall be conducted for field functionaries, ALMSC members, others by the department.
  • The community, PRIs, Civil Society, UNICEF, NIN and NGOs shall be involved in monitoring, training, capacity building, communication, community mobilization and service delivery of the programme. At least two NGOs will be involved in each District for this purpose.
  • Monitoring and inspections shall be taken up by ICDS functionaries for the programme as detailed below:
  • Child Development Project Officers / Supervisors shall inspect at least 20 AWCs under “One Full Meal” per month.
  • DWO shall inspect 10 villages per month.
  • Regional Deputy Director shall inspect 10 villages from at least 5 projects per month.
  • They shall monitor attendance, quality and quantity of the food, cleanliness in cooking and serving, weight gain of pregnant women, colostrum feeding, exclusive breast feeding and immunization etc.
  • State level Monitoring Officer from HOD shall inspect at least 5 Projects and 15 AWCs in a month of their allotted Districts.
  • In case of any food gaps, poor quality of food items, the CDPO and Supervisor of that particular project shall be held responsible and action shall be initiated accordingly.
  • District Level Monitoring & Review Committee of ICDS shall be review the One Full Meal program at least once in a quarter by the District Collector chairmanship.
  • One full meal program shall be an agenda in the Grama Sabhas, General Body meetings of Mandal Parishad and Zilla Parishad.
  • Eggs to be given Monday to Saturday (remaining 5 will be added in model menu.
  • Milk to be given Monday to Saturday (200ml milk will be served as curd in any two days).

Food Model for spot feeding of Pregnant & Lactating Women in One Full Meal Programme ICDS Projects (per beneficiary):

Sl.
No.

Item

Quantity per day

Tentative Cost per day (Rs.)

Nutritive Value

Energy (kcal)

Protein
(g)

Calcium (mg)

1

Rice

150 g

0.60

517.56

10.20

15.00

2

Dal (Red Gram)

30g

2.55

104.40

7.25

22.50

3

Oil

16g

1.10

144.00

0.00

0.00

4

Transport

 

0.10

0.00

0.00

0.00

5

Cooking

 

0.30

0.00

0.00

0.00

6

Milk (30 Days)
(@ Rs.5.6 per day)

200 ml

9.85

273.00

10.03

490.00

7

Egg (30 Eggs)
(@ Rs.3.5 per day)

1 No.
(50 g)

4.20

100.92

7.76

35,00

8

Vegetables
(Leafy Vegetables, Potato, Onion, Beans etc.,)

50 g

1.50

52.50

1.80

16.06

9

Condiments

 

0.60

0.00

0.00

0.00

TOTAL

 

21.00

1192.38

37.04

578.56

Menu of One Full Meal:

Day

Item 1

Item 2

Item 3

Item 4

Item 5

Day1

Rice

Sambar with vegetables

Egg Curry

Milk (200ml)

Day 2

Rice

Dal

Green Leafy Vegetable Curry

Egg

Milk (200ml)

Day 3

Rice

Dal with Leafy vegetables

 

Egg Curry

Egg

Milk (200ml)

Day 4

Rice

Sambar with vegetables

100 Ml Curd

Egg Curry

Milk (200ml)

Day 5

Rice

Dal

Green Leafy Vegetable Curry

Egg

Milk (200ml)

Day 6

Rice

Dal with Leafy vegetables

100 Ml Curd

Egg

Milk (200ml)

3. Special initiatives:

1. Special Drive to identify SAM MAM Children: Special Drive is going on to identify SAM MAM children with co-ordination of RBSK team. And prepared Nutritional status cards to 7 months to 6years children in the district.

2. Motorized vehicles to Non-student Disabled: The District Collector, Wanaparthy is being provided 50% funds to purchase Motorized vehicles to Non-students eligible disabled for economic support and rehabilitation of Disabled persons.

Inaugural function of (Sakhi) One Stop Centre building, Wanaparthy:

 

Foundation stone for construction of Children Home Building and Working women’s Hostel, Wanaparthy:

Awareness Programme on Human trafficking day  June-30th-2021 at Balarakshabhavan with Anganwadi teachers:

Awareness programme on ICPS,ICDS and Disabled, Senior citizen and Poshan Abhiyan welfare at IDOC, Meeting hall, Wanaparthy with ZP Chairperson, Asst Collector Ashish Sawang. IAS, DRDO, DM&HO, , ZPTC’s, MPP’s Municipal Chairman. Surpanches, Panchayat Secretaries, Anganwadi teachers, ICDS Supervisiors, ICPS staff, Childline staff and Sakhi staff on 13.09.2022:

 

Awareness programme on ICPS,ICDS and Disabled, Senior citizen and Poshan Abhiyan welfare at IDOC, Meeting hall, Wanaparthy with ZP Chairperson, Asst Collector Ashish Sawang. IAS, DRDO, DM&HO, , ZPTC’s, MPP’s Municipal Chairman. Surpanches, Panchayat Secretaries, Anganwadi teachers, ICDS Supervisiors, ICPS staff, Childline staff and Sakhi staff on 20.09.2022:

 

4.The Name, Designation and cell numbers of the staff of the department:

S.No.

Name of the Officer/ Staff

Designation

Place of working

Phone No

1

Smt.B.P.Pushpalatha

District Welfare Officer

DWO office, Wanaparthy

8374875901

2

Smt.Laxmamma

Child Development Project Officer

CDPO office Pebbair

9110584873

3

Smt.G.Krishna Chaithanya

Child Development Project Officer

CDPO office Wanaparthy

9014176655

4

Sri.M.C.Vara Prasad

Ministerial Superintendent  (Disabled welfare department)

DWO office, Wanaparthy

8019368756

5

Smt.K.Laxmi Devi

Extension Officer, Grade-I

CDPO office Pebbair

7989311889

6

Smt.Balishwari

Extension Officer, Grade-I

CDPO office Pebbair

6281449776

7

Smt.MD.Hazeera Begum

Extension Officer, Grade-I

CDPO office Wanaparthy

9398570584

8

Smt.Jyothi

Extension Officer, Grade-I

CDPO office Wanaparthy

6300593190

9

Smt.Bharathi

Extension Officer, Grade-I

CDPO office Atmakur

9912582656

10

Smt.Srimathi

Extension Officer, Grade-II

CDPO office Atmakur

9848827312

11

Smt.Sujatha

Extension Officer, Grade-II

CDPO office Wanaparthy

8978962107

12

Smt.G.Rama Devi

Senior Assistant

CDPO office Wanaparthy

6304381431

13

Sri.V.Raghavendra Chary

Senior Assistant

DWO office, Wanaparthy

9951019388

14

Sri.MD.Ameer Khan

Senior Assistant

CDPO office Pebbair

8341595169

15

Smt.G.Prathyusha

Junior Assistant

CDPO office Wanaparthy

9618171115

16

Sri.MD.Khaza Ziauddhin

Junior Assistant

CDPO office Wanaparthy

9652957041

17

Sri.Krishnaiah

Junior Assistant

CDPO office Pebbair

9652682627

18

Sri R.Venkata Swamy

Junior Assistant

DWO office, Wanaparthy

6304209806

19

Sri.S.Gopal

Office subordinate

CDPO office Pebbair

9010474703

21

Sri.N.Janardhan

Night Watchman

CH, Wanaparthy