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Nutrition shops in tea gardens

The Assam government will inaugurate twenty-five numbers of Nutrition Shops across the State as a Special Project under AssamState Rural Livelihoods Mission Society (ASRLMS) in its first phase on Friday.

Bagan Bazars are Nutrition Shops and its establishment is part of the approach to improve the health condition of the people residing in the tea gardens. The Nutrition Shops are branded as Bagan Bazar; and are of uniform size and design.

Minister for panchayat & rural development, Rakibul Hussain, will ceremonially inaugurate the nutrition shop on Friday at Amlucki Tea Estate Bajiagaon Development Block in Nagaon.

The main objectives of the concept are to reduce the level of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and to improve the general health condition of the tea garden community, especially women and adolescent girls.

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