by VR Sreeraman on  August 22, 2009 at 5:33 PM Indian Health News
 Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls Approved
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for continuation of the 'Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls' in 2009-2010 in 51 districts as per existing guidelines till the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls is approved.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the CCEA, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said here.

The CCEA also approved the releasing of funds as central assistance (100 per cent grant basis) to States/UTs out of the allocated amount of Rs.162.77 crore for the year 2009-2010.

With the implementation of this project, it is expected that the nutritional status of the adolescent girls in the selected districts would improve.

Source: ANI

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