âThe decision was made based on comments that during the summer season jaggery could melt when wrapped and after a while it could get infected with bacteria. To keep the food dry and healthy, it was decided to replace the jaggery with sweet candies (mishri) for the summer season, âthe statement said.
This will continue until the current SNF menu exists. The amount of sweet candy will be decided by the department as needed, he added.
Delhi Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) Rajendra Pal Gautam said that following Covid-19, the operation of aganwadi centers in Delhi was temporarily suspended during the first week March 2020.
It was decided to resume the provision of “panjiri” and “pushtik laddoos” to registered beneficiaries from March 19 through certain centers, he said.
The amounts of âpanjiriâ and âpushtik laddooâ for each beneficiary were uniformly set at 110 grams and 140 grams respectively. Laddoos given to each recipient each day contain 500 calories and 12 to 15 grams of protein.
Gautam said the SNF menu has been revised from May 20 of this year and that the âpanjiriâ and âpushtik laddooâ have been replaced with dalia wheat, raw black gram, jaggery and roasted black gram. in different quantities for different types of beneficiaries under the existing THR (Take-Home Ration) donation system.
The ration was delivered to the beneficiaries’ door through the respective Anganwadi centers. About five Lakh citizens have benefited from this program, he said.