One Year of UPA Government : Major Policy Initiatives and Decisions - Department of Women and Child Development

for Ministry of Human Resource Development | Date - 19-05-2005




The Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods Act, 1992 and its Amendment Act, 2003 protected against the repeal by the forthcoming Food Safety and Standards Bill 2005 through concerted efforts of the Department.

The intersectoral coordination with sky partners and nutrition namely health and family welfare, food and public distribution, elementary education and literacy  upscaled.

Instructions issued to all State governments to include iodized salt under the public distribution system and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Director General  of Indian Council of Medical Research requested to expedite launching of the double fortified salt in the country with a view to address the widespread problem of nutritional anaemia.

National guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding developed, printed in Hindi and English languages and released.

Expert Consultations on important nutritional issues like infant and young child feeding, micronutrient malnutrition held and decisions communicated to the state Secretaries for Implementation. 

Regional Consultation Meet on Nutrition organized for North Eastern States in February 2005 to facilitate greater focus on malnutrition reduction in these States.

Review of National Nutrition Policy (1993) undertaken by the Working Group in 2004.

Meeting of Executive Committee of National Nutrition Mission held.

Nutrition Education and Awareness Generation intensified.

Twenty-seven video films on nutrition under the title ‘Poshan aur Rashtra Nirman’ produced in Hindi, English, Bangla and Assamese languages by Food and Nutrition Board.

A 30-episode radio sponsored programme on ‘Poshan aur Swasthya’ in 12 regional languages and 8 North Eastern languages broadcast through AIR.

A Wall Calendar (Poster Calendar) on Nutrition for 2005 was printed in Hindi and English and widely disseminated in the country.


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