5,265 girls given Bhagyalakshmi bonds

Madikeri: As many as 5,265 of the targeted 7,449 Bhagyalakshmi bonds have been distributed among the beneficiaries in Kodagu district from 2006-07 till December 2010, and for this Rs. 6.75 crore has been deposited with the Life Insurance Corporation of India.

Among them, 1,435 beneficiaries were picked in 2010-11 of which 920 were given the benefits, amounting to Rs. 1.74 crore, an official release said here on Wednesday.

Nutritious food had been disbursed to children aged below six , pregnant women and young girls, anganwadi workers and assistants in the three taluks of the district under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS). As many as 38,695 beneficiaries were covered of the targeted 39,981.

A sum of Rs. 75.83 lakh was released to Kodagu for the purpose of which Rs. 70.75 lakh was spent.

There were 847 anganwadi centres and 23 mini-anganwadi centres functioning in the district. Of them, 608 had their own buildings.

-The Hindu

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