Pregnant women in the state will receive a nutrition kit called the Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit. It is worth Rs 4,000 and will contain an iron tonic and nutrition supplements. It will be given under the Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme under which they will also receive cash assistance.
Last year the assistance under this scheme was Rs 12_000/.This year it has been raised to Rs 14,000/ plus the nutrition kit worth Rs 4,000/.There will be an expert committee to finalise the contents of the kit. It will be distributed in two parts, one at twelve weeks and the other between 16 and 20 weeks of pregnancy.