Kolkata: In a unique initiative, the state Food and Supplies department has tied up with the Health department to distribute free food grains among mothers and their newborns suffering from malnutrition.
Under this new scheme, the Food Supplies department will distribute various food grains including rice, pulses, wheat and soyabean among mothers and their children on the basis of the list provided by the state 2.
The State Food and Supplies Minister said that a pack weighing around 9 kg of food grains will be supplied for the mothers and their babies suffering from malnutrition every month. They would be able to avail the service for one year since a mother gives birth to a child and suffers from malnutrition. One packet will be distributed among each family in a month and they will be able to avail the benefits for one year.