Bhubaneswar: With the objective of enhancing the quality of Take Home Ration (THR) management system to the next level, Chhatua distribution to the beneficiaries in
Anganwadi centers is going on today across the state. As per the revised guidelines, from this month Chhatua will be distributed on 1st of every month in presence of members of Mother Committee, Janch Committee and supervising officers.
Govt. has adopted fixed day approach for mixing of ingredients on 23rd and distribution of chattua on 1st of every month. For proper monitoring and implementation of the programme, State level Senior Officers of Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti Department have been deputed to personally supervise the proper functioning of this programme in all 30 districts. Similarly district level officers and ICDS functionaries deputed by district Collectors have also been assigned to visit AWCs in their respective districts and supervise the distribution process. District Collectors of Balasore, Baragarh, Gajapati and Bhadrak personally visited and monitored the THR distribution in their districts. Sub-collectors, BDOs, Tahasildars, DSWOs, CDPOs and the district level functionaries also visited different AWCs to observe the THR distribution. The focus of this THR Management is to streamline supply chain from procurement to distribution level.
In THR chhatua, laddu, dry ration and egg is being distributed to pregnant women, lactating mothers, adolescent girls, children below 3 years and severely
underweight children in the age group of 3 to 6 years to enhance their levels of nutrition. This is a move to provide quality THR to beneficiaries and maintain
transparency and accountability at every step, as emphasized upon by Smt. Anu Garg, Principal secretary, Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti Department.