Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a letter to all the Sarpanch of the state has urged them for their proactive participation in thestate-wide malnutrition campaign to be launched on October 2 coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
The CM pointed out that in the state around 35.60 percent infant children are affected by malnutrition while in 15 to 49 years category 41.50 percent women are anemic.
“These data can dishearten any sensitive person. One cannot imagine future with such large number of residents of the state affected by both malnutrition and anemia,” he said.
Baghel said his government has taken a pledge to eliminate malnutrition and anemia from its root in the state for which the massive campaign is to commence from October 2. The malnutrition and anemia affected persons as per their physical requirement will be given daily free food.
“Such a work cannot be successful only through government effort but dynamic participation of people is necessary. Support of Sarpanch is necessary and they can participate in this pious campaign by serving food to the affected,” he said.
Chief Minister concluded his letter expressing hope that with the cooperation and participation of all, within three years the state can reach the target of making the state free from malnutrition and anemia and realise the dream of ‘Healthy Chhattisgarh.’