Guwahati : Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Thursday met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the latter's office chamber in Janata Bhawan and discussed with him issues on women and child nutrition and animal protection.
Vowing to bring country's nutrition scheme on track in Assam the Union Cabinet Minister and the Chief Minister discussed modalities to strengthen nutritional mechanism of women and children and provide nutritional food sachets in schools and other centres where women and children come and assemble.
Giving an overview of the State Government's initiatives in providing meals in schools and anganwadi centres, Chief Minister Sonowal said that his government is fully committed to implement nutritional food sachets schemes in letter and spirit to ensure nutrition to women and children in the State.
He also hoped that once the scheme is fully implemented in the state the issue of malnutrition will become a pass.
The Union Cabinet Minister also hailed the State Government's role in the conservation of rhino and other endangered species in the National Parks and other wild life sanctuaries in the State.
The duo also discussed on constitution of Animal Welfare Board in Assam and the Chief Minister said that all the modalities are being framed to constitute the welfare board in the State.
Minister of State (independent charge) for Social Welfare Naba Kumar Doley, Chief Minister's Media and Legal Advisors Hrishikesh Goswami and Santanu Bharali Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Additional Chief Secretary Ravi Capoor, Commissioner and Secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Lohiya and other senior officers of the administration were present at the meeting.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)