Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) established a new children’s health and nutrition community, which would take initiative to address stunting in children.
Senior official of PASSD said the community was established for the distribution of de worming drugs, iron, folic acid, micronutrient supplements in government hospitals and awareness of breastfeeding and complementary feeding.
He said multi-sectoral Nutrition Coordinating `Body under the Prime Minister’s oversight established and the set up of the first-ever university-hosted National Centre for Human Nutrition.
5+1 model of desi chicken asset transfer for poverty alleviation and nutrition and the asset transfer of goats to the rural poor along with veterinary cover as part of the graduation initiative’s through asset transfer programmes he added.
He said Kitchen Gardening initiative would be taken to promote subsidized certified seed and seedlings through the entrepreneurial model as well as CSR to promote fruit and vegetable intake.
Oil cans should accompany the seed package policy and promotion of seed distribution through the Utility Stores Corporation and a specialized nutritional feed made available to stunted and wasted children in a cost-effective manner , he said.
Initiatives would be taken to fight against misleading and adulterated milk, he added.
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18 September, 2019