Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) [Central Scheme]
Under this scheme, nutritious food are served to the vulnerable children (0-6 years) and pregnant and lactating mothers at Anganwadi Centres through Anganwadi Workers assisted by Anganwadi Helpers and under supervision of Gram-Sevikas and Supervisors/ Extension Officer.
The Scheme was initially launched in the year 1975 76 through Health Department and it was implemented in CD Blocks only. On introduction of ICDS in the State in the year 1978-79, it was extended to ICDS Projects and Non-ICDS Blocks. In the early 1980s, it was confined to ICDS Project only as per instruction of Govt. of India.
Upto 1999-2000, the Scheme was implemented with the resources of State Govt. But, during the year 2000-01 Prime Minister Gramodaya Yojna (PMGY) was introduced and SNP was one of the components of it and fund was received as additional central assistance released by the Planning Commission.
From the year 2005-06, the PMGY has been discontinued and again it has been transferred to State Govt. for implementation with the fund Central Govt. and State Govt. with 50 : 50 ratio.
The items being served are as under :- Khitchri (Mixture of rice, pulses, etc.) Local vegetable / fruits Biscuits (fortified) Cereal based weaning food with milk Ground-Nut (Red variety) Peas (Green variety) / Bengal grams