Outcome Assessment of Mathrupoorna, Srusti Scheme (Egg supply Scheme) and Ksheera Bhagya Schemes in Karnataka Completed

Duration: July 2018 to March 2019

Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi

Karnataka launched the Mathrupoorna scheme in 2017 to provide one hot cooked meal a day to pregnant women and lactating mothers in place of the Take Home Rations. The food is provided at the Anganwadi centres across the state to about 12 lakh beneficiaries. Each meal is expected to cover about 45% of the calorie and nutritional requirements of the beneficiaries and costs about Rs 20 for the exchequer. Karnataka started the scheme of providing eggs to the identified malnourished children of 5 districts of north Karnataka in 2014. Later it was extended to all SC/ST children in January 2017. In 2017-18 the scheme was extended to all the Anganwadi children (3-6 age groups) for 6 days of a week. Those children who do not consume eggs were allowed to get banana or any seasonal fruit. As of 2018, the milk supply scheme was about five years old and the egg supply scheme and Mathrupoorna scheme were about to complete a year. This project analysed these three schemes, i.e. Ksheera Bhagya, Srusti Scheme (Egg Supply Scheme) and Mathrupoorna for its assessable impacts on the field.