The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave instructions to provide Ready To Eat food items in the morning breakfast to children attending Anganwadi centers. He discussed the measures here today to make Sanjha Chulha and Mid – Day Meal scheme more effective. He also instructed to give advance of three months instead of two to the self-help groups managing the Sanjha Chulha scheme.
The Chief Minister said that the menu of afternoon meals should be uniform. He said that in case self help groups fail to ensure proper supply of nutritious food in Anganwadis, the concerning Gram Panchayat should make alternative arrangements. Shri Chouhan stressed the need for simplifying the procedure of budget allocation for nutritious food in Anganwadis. He gave instructions to authorize Chief Executive Officer of Zila Panchayat for giving financial sanctions instead of district collector in the Sanjha Chulha scheme.
The Chief Minster stressed the need for strengthening school level monitoring of Sanjha Chulka on the pattern of mid-day meal scheme and roaster inspection of mothers. Besides, sub divisional officer Revenue should inspect at least 20, Janapad Panchayat CEO should inspect at least 25 and Revenue officers minimum 25 schools compulsorily. He said that inspection register should also be kept at school level.
It was informed that arrangements have been made to ensure that collectors carry out inspection within 24 hours if distribution of contaminated food is reported. Besides, teachers, self help groups’ heads, secretary and cook would be made accountable and FIR be lodged against them.
Minister for Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Smt. Ranjna Baghel, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri R. Parshuram, Principal. Secretary Women and Child Development Smt. Lavleen Kakkad, Principal Secretary General Administration Smt. Vijaya Shrivastava, Secretary Women and Child Development Shri V.R. Naidu, Director Women and Child Development Shri Anupam Rajan and coordinator Mid Day Meal School Shri Umakant Umrao were present.