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First-ever Mission Mode to Address Under-Nutrition Conference

Published on September 18, 2017
The Ministry of Women and Child Development will hold the first ever National Conference in New Delhi on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition in the country.

Highlights of the conference

  • Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has collaborated with The Ministry of Women and Child Development, keeping in mind the goal of “Malnutrition Free India-2022”
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development has identified 113 districts across the States/UTs based on the composite index of NITI Ayong and prevelance of stunting from NFHS-4 data. 

  • At least one district has been selected from each State/UTs so that the action taken in the selected district can be emulated in the other districts also
  • The District Magistrates/District Collectors/Deputy Commissioners will regularly monitor and review the schemes covering the aspects of nutrition across the line departments within their jurisdiction
  • These three states will be awarded for showing good progress in the area of reduction in stunting as measured between NFHS-3 and NFHS-4. These States are Chattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat.
  • WCD Ministry has developed a world class software ‘ICDS-CAS’ for real time monitoring of nutrition related parameters in 8 States. This system is one of its kind in the world and 60,000 Anganwadis have already been given tablets to report growth parameters on a daily basis with the help of this system

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