India’s think tank launches National Nutrition Strategy 2017
The National Nutrition strategy, which aims to achieve a radical progress in the Indian nutrition status, has been articulated by the Indian think tank, NITI Aayog.
There is no doubt in the fact that the country urgently needs such a strategy to tackle various issues related to the nutrition issue.
The strategy is very important, because the country, though implemented several health policies such as Integrated Child Development Services, Janani Suraksha Yojana and the National Health Mission, has not achieved desired output in the sector.
The strategy document, released by the think tank, has itself acknowledged that the policies such as NHM and ICDS have failed to deliver the expected output.
Anyway, the new strategy aims to reduce all forms of malnutrition by the year 2030. The most vulnerable people, children, and critical age group are the prime focus of the aforesaid strategy.
The key features of the strategy are the reduction of undernutrition among the children, critical age people and most vulnerable people, the decentralisation of power (that is the process of enabling the local bodies to take more independent decisions on the issues related to the nutrition), the healthcare and nutrition care among the children under age three.
The strategy also suggests some significant government reforms to ensure that the right person gets the benefit at the right time.
Vignesh. S. G
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