Child nutrition allowance to be distributed in six more districts


KATHMANDU — Government is to distribute child nutrition allowance in additional six districts that fall below the poverty index.

Director General of the Department of Civil Registration, Anil Kumar Thakur, shared that the monthly allowance consisting Rs 400 will be provided to children below 5 years in districts such as Kailaki, Bajura, Sarlahi, Bajura and Mahottari as well.

The allowance is handed out with an objective to help families of low-income rear their children properly in terms of proving them nutritious food.

Child nutrition allowance has been so far distributed in Bajhang, Acham and Rautahat since January while Director General Thakur shared that the Department was identifying the districts falling down in the poverty index to expand the allowance programme. Under the programme, mothers of children from impoverished families receive the allowance for their children. RSS