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for children below the age of 6 months: exclusive breastfeeding will be promoted
an age-appropriate "meal" which meets specified nutritional norms will be provided free of charge through the local anganwadi 

Type of Meal
Calories (Kcal)
Protein (g)
Children (6 months - 3 years)
Take Home Ration500 12 - 15

Children (3 - 6 years) 
Morning Snack and Hot Cooked Meal

 12 - 15
Children (6 months -  6 years) who are malnourished
Take Home Ration800 20 - 25

Every Pregnant and Lactating Mother during pregnancy and six months after child birth 
Take Home Ration600 18 - 20 

Every anganwadi shall have facilities for cooking meals, drinking water and sanitation

Supreme Court Orders

Planning Commission Reports

Final Report of the sub-group on ICDS and Nutrition (Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Working Group on the Child Development for the Eleventh Five Year Plan, August 2006)
Report of the sub-group on Child Nutrition (Working Group on Food and Nutrition Security, December 2006)
Report of the Working Group on Integrating Nutrition with Health: 11th Five-year Plan, 2007-2012 (Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Development, November 2006)


Application form to demand anganwadi centres [in Hindi] - in any rural or urban settlement which has atleast 40 children under the age of six years and no anganwadi

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