Arogya Lakshmi Scheme

Written By Gautham Krishna   | Published on May 20, 2019

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Name of the Service Arogya Lakshmi Scheme Telangana
Department Department of Women Development and Child Welfare
Beneficiaries Citizens of Telangana
Application Type Offline

Arogya Lakshmi scheme was launched by the Government of Telangana on January 1, 2015. Arogya Lakshmi scheme aims to provide one nutritious meal every day for pregnant and lactating women and children below six years of age at the Anganwadi centre in Telangana.

Objectives of Arogya Lakshmi Scheme Telangana

  • Enhance the quality and acceptability of supplementary nutrition by the Pregnant and Lactating women

  • Ensure food supplied is consumed by only the Pregnant and Lactating women rather than the whole family

  • Ensure that Pregnant and Lactating women consume 90+ Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablets.

  • Improve the enrollment of mothers at Anganwadi Centers (AWCs).

  • Eliminate or decrease the number of Pregnant and Lactating women with anaemia/ who are undernourished.

  • Reduce the incidence of low birth babies and malnutrition among children.

  • Ensure that Pregnant and Lactating women receive health checkups and immunization.

  • Reduce the incidence of infant mortality and maternal mortality.

One Full Meal

  • The meal consists of Rice, Dhal, Oil, Egg, Vegetables (leafy vegetable potatoes, onions, beans etc.), Condiments and Milk (200 ml). 

  • One Full Meal shall be served 25 days as spot feeding at Anganwadi Center (AWC).

  • 30 Eggs shall be served per month where 25 days during spot feeding at AWC and Eggs will be given as per the model menu to the beneficiary.

  • Milk shall be served 25 days and another 5 days of milk will be served as curd along with rice and dal during spot feeding.

  • The cooked food would reach the Anganwadi centres by 11 am and it would be distributed to all the pregnant women by noon.

  • Anganwadi Helper or in absence of the Anganwadi Helper a person identified by the Anganwadi Level Monitoring and Supported Committee (ALMSC) shall cook the “One Full Meal” and serve the food at the Anganwadi Centre.

  • IFA tablets shall be provided by ANM and will be administered along with the food by AWW.

Eligibility Criteria for Arogya Lakshmi Scheme Telangana

  • Resident of Telangana

  • Pregnant and Lactating mother in BPL family

How to Apply for Arogya Lakshmi Scheme Telangana?

  • Anganwadi Worker (AWW), Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) shall identify the target group and ensure early registration of the Pregnant women and enrolment of Pregnant and Lactating Women in the Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).

  • In addition, AWWs will make the house to house visits to survey, identify and make a list of the target group. All Pregnant and Lactating women will be issued Mother-Child Protection (MCP) Cards during Village Health and Nutrition Day.

  • Panchayat / Anganwadi Level Monitoring and Supported Committee (ALMSC) along with Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and health field functionaries will create the necessary awareness and will mobilize the Pregnant and Lactating women to receive the “One Full Meal” along with other health and nutrition services at AWCs.


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