Modi model exposed after CAG report on malnutrition: Cong
Shakeel Ahmed twits
“Modi model exposed! Every third child in Gujrat is malnourished says CAG. Ahmadabad city, the nearest place to seat of power is worst affected,” party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed commented on the microblogging site Twitter.
The Congress leader’s remarks came a day after a CAG report tabled in Gujarat Assembly lambasted the working of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in Gujarat, which is aimed at fighting malnutrition among children, saying that every third child in the state is underweight.
“Though there were 223.16 lakh eligible beneficiaries under Supplementary Nutrition (SN) program under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), 63.37 lakh beneficiaries were left out,” the CAG said in its report.
“As against the target of 300 nutrition days annually, shortfall in providing SN was up to 96 days. Every third child in the state was reported as underweight. Shortfall of 27 per cent to 48 per cent was noticed in the implementation of nutrition program for adolescent girls,” the report said.
The report further said that a population of 1.87 crore was deprived of the benefits of ICDS.