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Rs 35,600 cr for nutrition related programmes: FM

New Delhi

01-February-2020

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday allocated Rs 35,600 crores for nutrition related programmes.

While speaking in Parliament during the Budget session, she said that the Prime Minister's "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" scheme had yielded tremendous results.

"Over six lakh Anganwadi workers are equipped with smartphones to upload nutritional status of more than 10 crore households," said the Finance Minister.

She added: "I propose to provide Rs 35,600 crores for nutrition related programmes for 2020-21."

Earlier, Sitharaman had said that Mission Indradhanush has been expanded to cover 12 diseases, and five new vaccines have been added.IANS