Pradhanmantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana: Under the Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana, the central government spends crores every year. According to the news agency AMI, the central government spends Rs 20,000 crore every year under the PM Nutrition Scheme. This scheme which was earlier also known as Mid-Day Meal Scheme. Under this scheme, the government provides nutritious food to more than 12 crore children studying in government schools and government aided schools across the country. Children from class 1 to class VIII have been included under PM Nutrition Scheme. Around 12 crore children in the age group of 5 years to 11 years are benefitted in this scheme. The benefit of the scheme is 11.20 lakh children studying in the country’s schools, which includes 22.6 lakh children of Bal Vatika, 7.2 crore children from primary and 4.6 crore children from upper primary,
Purpose of nutrition scheme: It is worth noting that the central government is implementing many schemes for school children. In this episode, there is also the PM Nutrition Scheme. The purpose of the government behind this scheme is to remove malnutrition among children, and to give them nutritious food. The full name of this scheme is Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana. Through the scheme, the government provides nutritious food to the children studying in primary classes. That is, the children studying in school have to be provided with nutritious food instead of just food. The government includes green vegetables, fruits and protein-rich food in its menu.
Scheme has been brought to remove malnutrition: The main objective of Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana is to remove malnutrition in children. For this, they have to provide nutritious food. Children should be given food containing proteins, vitamins and minerals so that malnutrition does not lead to malnutrition in children. About 12 crore children are getting benefited from this scheme.
The scheme will continue for five years: This scheme will be operated from the year 2025 to 26. Till then, nutritious food will be served on the plate of children from class one to class eight. The Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana was launched on 29 September 2021 by Union Minister Anurag Thakur. Under this scheme, children of all government schools in the country will be provided free food for the next 5 years, which will be nutritious.
Which children get the benefit of the scheme: The main objective of the Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana is that there should be a balanced development of the children. Especially poor and children studying in government schools should not have the problem of malnutrition and their growth should be better. For this, the Central Government has started Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana. There is no charge for nutritional food. Children get free food in schools. The purpose of the scheme is that children should get food along with studies so that they become self-reliant and empowered in the future.
No application will have to be given: Beneficiaries must be permanent residents of India to get benefits under Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman Yojana 2022. He is living below poverty line. The applicant who is applying must be a student of a government school. For this, Aadhar card, residence proof, income proof, age proof, ration card, caste certificate, bank account details, mobile number and passport size photograph should be as documents. No application is required to take advantage of this scheme. Because this benefit is being passed on to the students through the school. The purpose of this scheme is that poor students can get nutritious food. For their physical and mental development.