Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme 2021- Free Nutritious Meal To (Pregnant Women/ Children)

Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme 2021

The Telangana government has introduced the Arogya Laxmi Scheme 2021. Through this scheme, the government will provide healthy meals regularly at Anganwadi to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Moreover, a meal will also be provided to children under the age of six. In other words, free nutritious meals will be provided to pregnant women/ children. This scheme has been announced by the Honourable Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao and now improving by the Amrutha Hastham. We will provide all the details related to the scheme in this article.

Women will receive 200 mL of milk every month for 25 days and one egg daily with their lunch. Children aged between 03 to 07 months will provide 16 eggs in a month along with a 2.5-kilogram meal packet. And the children having an age between 03 to 06 years will get 01 egg every day along with rice, dal, veggies, and snacks.

The Government of Telangana has budgeted Rs. 1110.89 crore for Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme 2021. Pregnant women, children, nursing moms will get food assistance from the government. The scheme has targeted 4,65,805 pregnant women and new mothers, 10,43,419 children aged between 7 months and 3 years. In addition to that, approximately 6,74,336 children aged between 3-6 years will benefit under the scheme. The food will be provided of good quality, and food officers will inspect from time to time.

Scheme Details

Scheme Name Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme
Announced by Telangana government
Aim of scheme Provide Free Nutritious Meal To (Pregnant Women/ Children)
Applicable State Telangana

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Aim Of The Scheme

  • Improve the nutritional quality and adequacy of supplementary nourishment for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Ensure that the food provided is exclusively taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women rather than the entire family.
  • Pregnant and lactating women should take 90+ IFA pills.
  • Increase the number of moms enrolled in Anganwadi Centers (AWCs).
  • Reduce or eliminate the number of pregnant and lactating women who have anaemia or are malnourished.
  • Reduce the number of low-birth-weight newborns and children who are malnourished.
  • Pregnant and lactating women should have their health checked and immunized.
  • Reduce the number of infants who die and the number of mothers who die.

Food Commodities in Aarogya Laxmi Scheme

Sl. No Commodity Supply by/through Budget released to
1 Rice Civil Supplies / PD PD
2 Dal DPC / Civil Supplies / PD PD
3 Oil AP Oil Fed PD
4 Milk Dairy / Local CDPO
5 Eggs Poultry forms / NECC CDPO
6 Vegetables AWW CDPO
7 Condiments AWW CDPO
8 Cooking gas / Firewood AWW CDPO

Food Model For Spot Feeding Of Women In One Full Meal Program

Item Quantity Per Day Tentative Cost per Day (in Rs.) Energy (kcal) Protein (g) Calcium (mg)
Rice 150 g 0.60 517.56 10.20 15.00
Dal (Red Gram) 30g 2.55 104.40 7.25 22.50
Oil 16g 1.10 144.00 0.00 0.00
Transport   0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cooking   0.30 0.00 0.00 0.00
Milk (30 Days)
(@ Rs.5.6 per day)
200 ml 9.85 273.00 10.03 490.00
Egg (30 Eggs)
(@ Rs.3.5 per day)
1 No.
(50 g)
4.20 100.92 7.76 35,00
(Leafy Vegetables, Potato, Onion, Beans etc.,)
50 g 1.50 52.50 1.80 16.06
Condiments   0.60 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total   21.00 1192.38 37.04 578.56

Full Meal in Telangana Arogya Lakshmi Scheme- Menu

Day Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 Item 5
Day1 Rice Sambar with vegetables Egg Curry Milk (200ml)
Day 2 Rice Dal Green Leafy Vegetable Curry Egg Milk (200ml)
Day 3 Rice Dal with Leafy vegetables  Egg Curry Egg Milk (200ml)
Day 4 Rice Sambar with vegetables 100 Ml Curd Egg Curry Milk (200ml)
Day 5 Rice Dal Green Leafy Vegetable Curry Egg Milk (200ml)
Day 6 Rice Dal with Leafy vegetables 100 Ml Curd Egg Milk (200ml)

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