Nutrition Government will now take over the responsibility of eradicating malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal (Newdunia State Bureau). ‘Nutrition Government’ to be constituted at village level to eliminate malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh" Will handle. This government, which works under the supervision of government employees including Panch, Sarpanch, will supervise nutritional food, drug distribution, vaccination and other works. This arrangement has been made in the state’s nutrition policy 2020, which has been approved by the cabinet on Tuesday. With this, the state has become the first state in the country to form public participation and target based nutrition policy.
The Department of Women and Child Development has set a target to end malnutrition in the state by the year 2030, which will be reviewed every two years. The policy has given special attention to removing the causes of malnutrition. At the same time, in families where malnutrition continues to be a problem from generation to generation, that cycle will be broken.
There is a provision in the policy to make separate arrangements for the areas with more malnutrition in tribal-dominated areas. The policy will be reviewed every two years at the state level and every year at the department level, then a dashboard will be made for the collector, in which the collector will be able to see the malnutrition status of different areas of the district. So that where the situation is bad, immediate action can be taken.
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Local nutritional options will be explored
The nutrition government will also decide on locally available nutritional options (surjna, kodon-kutki, jowar, maize, millet, local crops, fruits and forest tubers). They will be motivated to adopt malnourished children and families of women.
Will empower women
The policy gives priority to empowering the local community, especially women. In the event of an epidemic like Corona, nutritional care initiatives will be taken.
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Will be trained
Training will also be provided to Panch-Sarpanch, Anganwadi workers, assistants, Shauryadals, Matri Samiti and mothers of malnourished children involved in nutrition.
Government’s goal by the year 2030 …
– Maternal mortality rate in the state is 173 per one lakh, which has to be reduced to 70.
– Child mortality rate is 56 per thousand, which has to be reduced to 25.
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– 53.2 percent cases of anemia are coming up, which have to be reduced to 25 percent.
– Gender equality and abolition of child marriage.
– To help people struggling with undernutrition and obesity.
The state is the first state to form such a policy. The policy will be implemented seriously in which the help of every section of the society will be taken.
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– Ashok Shah, Principal Secretary, Women and Child Development Department