NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Thursday reiterated that only hot cooked, non-fortified food would be served under the Integrated Child Development Scheme and suggested setting up of a group of ministers (GoM) to decide on providing a cook, kitchen and utensils for the 14 lakh anganwadi centres in the country.

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Feed malnutrition with policy India has eight million malnourished children. Yet the country has no policy on what food should be given to treat malnutrition. Lack of policy has led international development agencies to adopt varied approaches like giving highly nutritious ready-to-use food. Such measures have often led to confusion and stand-offs with the government. unicef, for example,

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In order to bring down the incidences of malnutrition in the country, the Women and Child Development Ministry has revised nutritional and feeding norms for the supplementary nutrition programme (SNP) in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme.

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Despite the Planning Commission and the PMO's objection to packaged food in government creches, women and child development minister Renuka Chowdhury wrote to states in February to provide these to the children
In April she approached the Supreme Court for a directive that would make her note to the states legally binding

Three months have passed since the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) impressed upon the state government to fill all the open bores, manholes and pits for the safety of the people, but the instructions seem to have no takers so far.