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National Nutrition Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges

As per the mandate of Government of India, MoWCD has constituted the National Council on India’s Nutritional Challenges under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog with the following objectives:

  • To provide policy directions to address India’s Nutrition Challenges through coordinated inter-sectoral action

  • To coordinate and review convergence among ministries

  • To review programmes for nutrition on a quarterly basis

 

 The key role of the Council is also to coordinate and review convergence among Ministries for providing policy directions to address India’s Nutrition Challenges through coordinated inter-sectorial action.

 

The National Council established under POSHAN Abhiyaan has met thrice till now . The main issues initiated by NITI Team and finalized during the Council Meeting include:

  • To provide holistic approach, all 36 States/UTs and 718 districts will be covered in a phased manner by the year 2020. 

  • To include 315 districts in phase I and 268 additional districts to be covered in phase II of POSHAN Abhiyaan.

  • Finalization of “Package of interventions to be provided during the first 1,000 days of child’s life”

  • Outlined the POSHAN Maah Celebration Framework during September 2018

  • Food Fortification of staple food