In a move to provide better and nutritious food supplement to Anganwadi kids, the state cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal of giving eggs and seasonal fruits to the Anganwari children of age group 3-6 years. The Cabinet also okayed Jharkhand Government Employees Act, 2016 clarifying rules for giving punishment to the employees of the State Government. A total of 11 proposals were passed during the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
“Anganwadi children of the age group 3-6 years will be given egg and seasonal fruits three days a week along with the regular food items. Initially, it will be started in three districts – Ranchi, Dumka and East Singhbhum as a pilot project and will be extended later to other districts after reviewing the outcome in these three districts,” said Cabinet Secretary SS Meena. Presently, the scheme has been rolled out for three months only, he added.