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Multi-sectoral Programme to Address Maternal & Child Undernutrition. Ministry of Women and Child Development Government of India. 1. GOAL.
Multi-sectoral Programme to Address Maternal & Child Undernutrition Ministry of Women and Child Development Government of India 1
GOAL To bring inter-sectoral convergence and coherence in policy, planning and action with core focus on nutrition by including specific pro-nutrition and nutrition sensitive actions in different programmes / schemes through intensified and sustainable direct targeted interventions.
OUTCOME • Prevention and reduction in child under-nutrition (underweight prevalence in children under 3 years of age; and • Reduction in levels of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women.
Scope and Coverage The programme be implemented as a special intervention in 200 high burden districts phase wise • First phase (till year-2 of XII plan): 100 districts selected from 8 EAG states and Assam on the basis of undernutrition, anaemia (DLHS-2) and under five mortality rates (AHS). • Second phase (Year-3 onwards): Remaining 100 districts selected from the larger pool of all states/UTs, utilizing available data 2013-14. • -
Selective Approach Focus would be on covering 50% worst affected blocks within each district approved by the State Nutrition Council with intimation to the MWCD and Planning Commission. The selection of worst affected blocks within districts would be done by the District Nutrition Council on the basis of • the district/block level baseline and / or • findings of any survey / studies on relevant indicators concerning maternal and child undernutrition
Programme component • Nutrition Centric planning • Nutrition centric sectoral intervention • Nutrition centric gap filling support
Institutional Arrangement State level : State Nutrition Council headed by the Chief Minister. The State Nutrition Council would be assisted by an Executive Committee headed by the Chief Secretary of the State and would comprise of Principal Secretaries / Secretaries of all line departments concerning the Multi-sectoralProgramme.
Institutional Arrangement Contd • District level : District Nutrition Council headed by the concerned District Magistrate and / or CEO ZilaParishad (as applicable in respective states) would provide all necessary technical support in effective implementation, monitoring and supervision of the programme. • Block level : a Block Nutrition Committee would be set up under the chairpersonship of the Sub Divisional Magistrate / Sub Divisional Officer / Block Development Officer (as may be decided by the concerned State Governments).
Proposed Budget The Multi-sectoral Nutrition Programme would be implemented during the 12th Five Year Plan with a total cost estimates of Rs.1161 crore . Rs 1047 Crore (GoI share); Rs 114 Crore (State share) Centre: State cost sharing ratio of 90:10 for all components.
Financial Plan & Budget: Proposed Budget estimates according to phasing plan at different levels : • Rs 1 Cr per state per annum for selected bigger States with 15 or more districts • Rs75 lakh per state per annum for selected small States with less than 15 districts • Rs 25 lakh per district per annum for selected high burden districts • Rs 1 crore per block for the entire plan period irrespective of the phasing This includes technical support and uptoRs 10,000 to Gram Panchayat/ VHSNC (at discretion of District Nutrition Council)
Results • Establishment of State/ District Nutrition Councils • State/ District/ Block Nutrition Action Plans in place (framework for programmatic convergence) • Nutrition focus in sectoralprogrammes