Union budget: Caring India seeks to give ma-beti an umbrella of Rs 30,000cr
The government announced the creation of a working group to recommend measures to reduce the maternal mortality rate (MMR), examine the issue of the age of girls entering maternity and suggest ways to improve nutrition levels. The working group will present its report within six months.
By classifying women and children under the broader budget issue of Caring India, the finance minister assigned Rs 35.6 billion to nutrition-related programs in various ministries. The Budget also reserved Rs 30,000 million for the Ministry of Women and Children Development (WCD), an increase of more than Rs 3,822 million during the current year.
Explaining the need for the task force, Sitharaman said: “The marriage age of women increased from 15 to 18 years in 1978 by amending the old Sharda Act of 1929. As India advances further, opportunities for For women to pursue higher education and careers There are imperatives to reduce MMR and improve nutrition levels. The question of the age of a girl who enters maternity should be seen from this perspective.
He said that in order to improve the nutritional status of children (0-6 years), adolescents, pregnant women and nursing mothers, ‘’ was launched in 2017-18.