Complementary Schemes for Children

The Government will continue to strengthen a range of ongoing initiatives that will provide important complementary benefits for children. These include:

  • Continue the implementation of the National Nutrition Services Operational Plan managed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Orphans require special care and additional funding. The Government will continue to provide support to orphans through the ongoing programmes to ensure that they receive adequate benefits and support.
  • The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education also runs a school meals programme on a pilot basis.  Evaluation results show this programme has considerable nutrition benefits for the children. This programme will continue.