JAWTNO project benefits 3 lakh poor rural mothers
Around three lakh poor rural mothers are getting benefits from the 'Income Support Program for the Poorest (ISPP)-JAWTNO' project of the government.
With the support of the World Bank, the Local Government Division is implementing the project at a cost of Taka 2,441.46 crore with a target to provide supports to around six lakh poor mothers in 444 unions under 43 upazilas of seven districts across the country by 2022.
Project Director of the ISPP-JAWTNO Project Shaikh Md Kabedul Islam said they have already selected around three lakh beneficiaries of the 186 unions under 18 upazilas across the country.
"Under the project, the government distributed Taka 101.82 crore among 143,064 beneficiaries up to August 2019. The amount was distributed through cash card under the electronic process," he added.
He said they have already conducted over 45,308 Child Nutrition and Cognitive Development (CNCD) sessions for physical and mental development of the zero to 60 months old children.
"A total of 2,208 Ante-Natal Care (ANC) sessions have also been conducted for pregnant mothers while 35,024 Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) sessions for physical growth of the zero to 60 months old children," he added. -BSS