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Written By Easy Life on Monday, February 10, 2014 | 2/10/2014 03:21:00 PM

The Government of India has approved and launched Multi-sectoral programme to address the problems of maternal and child under-nutrition in the country on 24th January 2014 on the occasion of Girl Child Day at New Delhi. The Multi-sectoralNutrition Programme has been launched as a special intervention i) to improve maternal and child under nutrition in 200 High Burden Districts and to prevent and reduce the under nutrition prevalence in children in age group of 0-3 years and ii) to reduce incidence of anemia among young children , adolescent girls and women.

The programme envisages coordinated action at the Central and State levels for affirmative multi-sectoral action in fulfilling the objectives. An Inter-Ministerial Coordination Committee (IMCC) headed by Cabinet Secretary at National level has been created for coordination at National level.

At the State level, the State Nutrition Council headed by the Chief Minister would be the highest body for providing policy direction and oversight to the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Programme.  The State Nutrition Council would be assisted by the Executive Committee headed by the Chief Secretary of the State and would comprise of Principal Secretaries/Secretaries of all line departments concerning the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Programme.

Similar coordinating bodies would be set up at the District and village levels to provide all support in effective implementation, monitoring and supervision of the programme.

The Programme would be implemented in 200 high burden districts across the country in a phased manner at an estimated cost Rs. 1213.19/- crore. The first phase will begin in 100 districts during the year 2013-14, while in the second phase, it will be scaled up to cover 200 districts during the year 2014-15. The details are given in table below;

Multi-sectoral Districts Summary (Phase-1 &2)#
States/UT
No. of Districts
Phase 1
Phase 2*
Total
Andhra Pradesh
0
3
3
Assam
3
0
3
Bihar
12
5
17
Chhattisgarh
3
6
9
Daman & Diu
0
2
2
Gujarat
0
15
15
Haryana
0
5
5
Himachal Pradesh
0
3
3
Jharkhand
1
5
6
Karnataka
0
4
4
Madhya Pradesh
25
5
30
Maharashtra
0
20
20
Nagaland
0
1
1
Odisha
6
0
6
Punjab
0
6
6
Rajasthan
16
4
20
Uttar Pradesh
32
9
41
Uttarakhand
2
4
6
West Bengal
0
3
3
Total
100
100
200
* List to be finalized
# Apart from the above, urban models in Delhi (Delhi), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Kolkata (West Bengal) & Chennai (Tamil Nadu) will be included.


































 The Programme would be implemented during the 12th Five Year Plan as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under the broad head National Nutrition Mission with a total cost estimates of Rs. 1213.19 Crore with Centre:State cost sharing ratio 90:10 for all components in NER States and special category States and 75:25 for other States & UTs. Rs. 944.39 Crore is the Central share and the State share would be Rs. 268.80 Crore.

This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the RajyaSabha today.

Source ; PIB
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