National Nutrition Mission

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi  has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore.
  • Features:
      • It will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the Ministries.
      • ICT based Real Time Monitoring system
      • incentivizing States/UTs for meeting the targets
      • incentivizing Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) for using IT based tools
      • Social Audits
      • setting-up Nutrition Resource Centres, involving masses through Jan Andolan
  • Major impact:The programme will reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight babies.
  • Benefits & Coverage: More than 10 crore people will be benefitted by this programme.
  • Financial Outlay: An amount of Rs. 9046.17 crore will be expended for three years commencing from 2017-18. This will be funded by Government Budgetary Support (50%) and 50% by IBRD or other MDB.
  • Government budgetary support would be 60:40 between Centre and States/UTs, 90:10 for NER and Himalayan States and 100% for UTs without legislature.
  • Background: There are a number of schemes directly/indirectly affecting the nutritional status of children (0-6 years age) and pregnant women and lactating mothers. Inspite of these, level of malnutrition and related problems in the country is high.
    NNM through robust convergence mechanism and other components would strive to create the synergy