National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in collaboration with Mother Dairy today launched in six government girl schools in Noida and Delhi a programme 'Gift Milk', under which 6,000 students will be offered 200 ml flavoured milk on all working days. Mother Dairy will be the donor as well as the implementing agency for this initiative which is aimed at tackling malnourishment among children. "NDDB Foundation for Nutrition (NFN) launched its unique and novel 'Gift Milk' programme in six government girl schools in Noida and Delhi (three schools in Noida region of Uttar Pradesh and three schools in Delhi) on August 11," it said. NDDB's Chairman Dilip Rath along with Sanjeev Khanna of Mother Dairy distributed milk packs among girl students of Government Balika Inter College in Sector 51, Noida. As per the National Health Survey, 2015-16, about 36 per cent of children are undernourished.
Malnutrition can be addressed through milk as it is a wholesome food. NFN along with its subsidiaries is providing milk and milk products to government school children through a network of milk producer organisations to address malnutrition. "Presently, NFN is providing Giftmilk to about 3500 students covering 7 schools in Gujarat, Telengana and Delhi. So far NFN has distributed about six lakh units of milk among government school children. "Today, NFN will be adding six government girl schools with around 6000 students in Noida and Delhi under the 'Giftmilk' programme. Mother Dairy will be providing 200 ml flavoured milk to the students on all working days," the statement said. NFN has started approaching Public Sector Undertakings for funding the programme under their CSR activities.
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