Observance of World Food Day (16th October, 2014)

Food and Supplies, Health,

Government of West Bengal
Health & Family Welfare Department
Swasthya Bhavan, ‘B’ Wing (4th Floor)
GN-29, Sector V, Salt Lake
Bidhannagar, Kolkata – 700 091.

Memo No. H/SFWB/23R-03-2014/3393(2) Dated: 22.09.2014

The Chief Medical Officer of Health
Bankura, Birbhum, Burdwan, Asansol, Dakshin Dinajpur, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Coochbihar, Malda, Murshidabad, North 24 Farganas, Basirhat, Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram, Purba Medinipur, Nandigram, Purulia, South 24 Parganas, Diamond Harbour, Uttar Dinajpur

The District Family Welfare Officer, Kolkata

Sub: Observance of World Food Day 2014.


In reference to the above as proposed by the Food & Supplies Department a scheme has been initiated to provide nutritional assistance to all the children discharged from the NRCs during the year 2013 & 2014 (uptil June). The Food & Supplies Department will provide rice (@ of 5 kg per month), wheat/atta (@ 2.5 Kg per month), musur dal (@ of 1 Kg per month) and Bengal gram (@ of 1 kg per month) free of cost to each such mother and child.

The database of the SAM children released from NRC during 2013 & 2014 (till June) has been shared with the Food & Supplies Department and they are in the process of tagging the fair price shops (Ration) to each of the beneficiaries. A coupon booklet containing coupons for six months will be provided by the Food & Supplies Department and will be handed to the Chief Medical Officer of Health and DFWO, Kolkata.

In this regards the soft copy of the line list of the children discharged from the NRCs of your district for the above mentioned period (2013 & till June 2014) is being attached along with and you are requested to tag the ASHAs block wise with the beneficiaries so that the distribution of coupons can be made at an earlier date.

DFWO along with Dr. Kaberi Mitra Special Officer KMC, and DPO ICDS will tag the beneficiaries to the Honorary Health Workers (HHW)/AWW/NGO partners as applicable and distribute the coupons accordingly.

These coupons will be distributed to the beneficiaries in a onetime visit by the ASHAs/ HHW)/AWW/NGO partner. The beneficiaries will get their entitlement monthly from the fair price shop.

It is expected that the coupons will reach the CMOH’s /DFWO’s office on or before 29th September 2014.

You are requested to co-ordinate the matter so that the coupons reach the beneficiaries systematically.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/- Commissioner (FW) &
Mission Director (NHM)

No. H/SFWB/3393 dated 22.09.2014, Source