Published on: September 8, 2023

Ksheera Bhagya Scheme

Ksheera Bhagya Scheme

Why in news?  Recently, 10th year anniversary celebrations of Ksheera Bhagya Yojana was organised


  • The function was organized by Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers Federation and District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union in Madhugiri.

About Ksheera Bhagya Programme

  • Scheme was launched by Karnataka Milk Federation in   association   with   Lower   and   Higher   Education Department, Women & Child Department on  1st August 2013.

Who benefits from the programme?

  • All Anganwadi and school children (6 months to 6 years at Anganwadis and children in class 1 to class 10 in government and government aided schools) are to be given milk at the centre and schools.
  • As part of the scheme, children with normal weight are to be provided with 150 ml of milk for five days a week
  • Severely underweight children are to be provided with 200 ml of milk for five days a week and anganwadis beneficiaries will be given six days a week


  • Student should be resident of Karnataka state
  • Students from Class 1st to 10th studying in government and government-aided schools and Anganwadi children’s will get benefits under this scheme
  • The milk is provided for 5 days in a week
  • Only government and government-aided schools and anganwadis are eligible for this scheme

Objectives of Ksheera Bhagya Scheme:

  • To prevent malnutrition in children
  • To improve the nutritional and health status of children