TOPIC: GS PAPER IISOCIAL JUSTICE
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Child malnutrition and stunting remains one of the biggest health concerns globally. One in every three children in India is stunted. Protein, iron and vitamin D deficiencies are commonly occurring in people across the globe. With an aim to spread awareness and formulate policies on the state of nutrition in India, the NITI Aayog released the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at bringing nutrition to the core of the National Development Agenda. The strategy lays down a road-map for effective action in achieving nutrition objectives.
STRATEGY FOR NUITRITION ACTION PLAN:
M.S Swaminathan, one of the pioneers in agriculture science, released the strategy document emphasizing the need for a holistic nutrition strategy that would cover the nutritional needs of a person from birth to death. He added that all three types of nutrition deficiencies — under-nutrition, malnutrition and protein hunger — need to be looked at in totality. “Agriculture provides answers to most of the nutrition problems… The challenge is how you marry the two.”
Niti Aayog panel suggests 10-point nutrition action plan
Niti Aayog has drawn up a 10-point nutrition action plan that includes governance reforms in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for “KuposhanMukt Bharat”.
QUESTION ARISING FROM THIS TOPIC:
Q1) What are the objectives of National Nutrition Mission? Recently,Niti Aayog releases Natl Nutrition Strategy linked to Swach Bharat and Swasth Bharat, what are the main purposes of this strategy. Explain.
REFERENCES: BUSSINESS STANDARD, SHILLONG TIMES, ECONOMIC TIMES, 19 Nov
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