Villages in Andhra Pradesh to have Nutrine Gardens to grow vegetables

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 12th July, 2018

VIJAYAWADA: Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Thursday said that the government would soon start Nutrine Gardens in the villages to grow vegetables. These gardens will be under the local Anganawaid Centers from where the nutrient food is supplied to the children and pregnant women. He said Andhra Pradesh is the only state in the country providing these services, despite being under financial deficit.The chief minister said he had increased the Anganwadi workers salaries from Rs 4200 per month to Rs 10,500 now. The gardens will come up in the open spaces in every village, the chief minister said and expressed confidence that the food grown in the village would improve the health of the children and women. He said that the government was providing master health check-up for women, baby care kits after delivery and sanitary napkins for 1.60 crore families in the State spending over Rs 120 crore.

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