Govt. approves Rs 9,000-cr National Nutrition Mission: Arun Jaitley

govt approves rs 9000 cr national nutrition mission arun jaitley

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Aiming to monitor, supervise, fix targets, and guide the nutrition-related interventions across ministries, the Union Cabinet has approved the National Nutrition Mission (NNM).

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on Friday that Union Cabinet has approved the National Nutrition Mission (NNM)

He informed that cabinet has approved the setting up of the NNM with a three-year budget of Rs 9,046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.

The NNM is an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets, and guide the nutrition-related interventions across ministries.

Further, the NNM will strive to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia, and low-birth-weight babies. It will also create synergy, ensure better monitoring, and issue alerts for timely action.

The NNM will encourage states and Union territories to perform, and guide and supervise them, along with the line ministries, to achieve the targeted goals.

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