1. Visible results in preventing under-nutrition must be seen by 2022, says PM Narendra Modi

Visible results in preventing under-nutrition must be seen by 2022, says PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister stressed on the need for working towards concrete objectives to reduce stunting, under- nutrition, low birth weight, and anaemia.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 25, 2017 2:10 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed the progress made to prevent under-nutrition in India and has stressed that visible results should be seen by 2022, the 75th anniversary of the country’s independence. (Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed the progress made to prevent under-nutrition in India and has stressed that visible results should be seen by 2022, the 75th anniversary of the country’s independence. The high-level review meeting was attended by officials from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), NITI Aayog and other ministries here yesterday. The current status of malnutrition, stunting and related problems was reviewed at the meeting. Successful nutrition initiatives in some other developing countries also came up for discussion. The Prime Minister stressed on the need for working towards concrete objectives to reduce stunting, under- nutrition, low birth weight, and anaemia. He emphasised that visible and measurable results should be seen by 2022, the 75th anniversary of independence, a statement said.

Towards this end, real-time monitoring towards progress of nutrition outcomes was discussed, especially in the worst performing districts, the statement said. Senior officials told the prime minister that initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Mission Indradhanush, Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao, and the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, were having a positive impact on nutrition. The Prime Minister called for convergence among all schemes of the Union and state governments, which directly or indirectly have an impact on nutrition outcomes. He said raising social awareness towards the importance of nutrition is necessary, to achieve the desired results. He stressed on the importance of using informal channels to generate this awareness.

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    Madan Godbole
    Nov 26, 2017 at 11:43 am
    It is doable by taking following steps: 1 Making atleast 300 gm of cereals per member per family daily i.e. 45 to 50 Kg per family per month through food coupens 2. Cereal mix shuld be provided instead of single cereal like wheat or rice 3. cereal mix should be in proportion of 5:3:2 (Wheat: channa: jau,bajra jowar etc.) plus DFS 10gm or salt mix with micronutrients 4. Should be distributed through PDS without linking it to AADHAR 5. This will require procurement of channa and other cerals through minimum assured price. This will induce farmers to grow these along with wheat and rice. 6. Targeted approach results in additional expenses for scrutiny. Aadhar based exclusion will result in enhancement of inequality. 7. Continue with Mid-day meal as complementary with Sattu as main ingredient. This will obviate need for cooking and items like oil and energy needed for cooking
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      Kamal
      Nov 25, 2017 at 2:36 pm
      This is just lip service. Inflation of vegetables, fruits is sky high. There is no control. Tomatoes selling at Rs.80/kg, Carrots at Rs.100/kg. Where will nutrition be obtained ? The people talking about nutrition seem to be living in another planet.
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