The Centre has finally approved the rollout of the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Programme to address the problems of maternal and child under-nutrition in the country.

The programme, recommended by the Prime Minister’s National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges in 2010, will be implemented in 200 high-burden districts in two phases at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,213.19 crore.

The Centre has issued guidelines for food safety and hygiene to prevent contamination of supplementary nutrition provided to pregnant women and children under the Integrated Child Development Servi

This new global report published by the World Food project analyses school feeding programmes in 169 countries and says that India has the largest school feeding programme in the world, catering to over 114 million children, but stands 12th among 35 lower-middle-income countries covering 79 per cent of its total number of school-going children.

The state of the midday meal scheme is in a shambles in Jharkhand with children in many schools not getting regular food, the latest report by the state advisor to the Supreme Court-appointed commi

The Centre has identified Vellore as one of the high priority districts for taking action to achieve the millennium development goals (MDG) by 2015, according to Satheesh Kumar, Chief Officer, Unit

Every third child in Gujarat is underweight, stated the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its performance audit of the implementation of the Centre's Integrated Child Development Se

This CAG performance audit report on social sector tabled in the Gujarat state assembly on 3rd October 2013, criticised the state government for poor implementation of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and said that every third child in Gujarat is underweight.

The Act as been enacted in Haryana, Himachal, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Mizoram and Delhi

The Centre will review preparations for implementation of the National Food security Act with the States and UTs in a meeting here on Tuesday.
The Act which got accent of President Pranab Mukherjee on September, 12 after Parliament's nod, has been enacted in Haryana, Himachal, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Mizoram and Delhi. The historic Act will ensure heavily subsidized foodgrains to about 82 crore people as their legal right.

Congress-ruled states like Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Mizoram and Delhi have already started implementing the National Food Security Act

The United Progressive Alliance government will on Tuesday review with states preparations for the implementation of its flagship National Food Security Act Tuesday, a statement said Monday.

After taking a year to decide which department will parent the Mission Balam Sukham (Gujarat Nutrition Mission) and finally giving the task to a reluctant women and child development department, th