Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
07-February-2014 15:37 IST
National Nutrition Mission

There are two components of the National Nutrition Mission as follows:


There are two components of the National Nutrition Mission as follows:

1.      Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign against malnutrition

2.      Multi-sectoral Nutrition Programme



The key objectives of these programmes are as under:


·        To create awareness relating to malnutrition amongst pregnant women, lactating mothers, promote healthy lactating practices and importance of balanced nutrition;

·        To improve maternal and child under-nutrition in 200 high burdened districts and to prevent and reduce the under-nutrition prevalent among children below 3 years; 

·        To reduce incidence of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women.


The budgetary allocation and expenditure under the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) during the last three years and current year is as below:


Financial Year

Budget Estimate (Rs. In Crore)

Revised Estimate (Rs. in Crore)


(Rs. in Crore)
















151.22   (sanctioned

up to 31.01.2014)


The programme envisages coordinated action at the Central and State levels for affirmative multi-sectoral action in fulfilling the objectives. An Inter-Ministerial Coordination Committee (IMCC) headed by Cabinet Secretary at National level has been created for coordination at National level.


At the State level, the State Nutrition Council headed by the Chief Minister would be the highest body for providing policy direction and oversight to the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Programme.  The State Nutrition Council would be assisted by the Executive Committee headed by the Chief Secretary of the State and would comprise of Principal Secretaries/Secretaries of all line departments concerning the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Programme.


Similar coordinating bodies would be set up at the District and village levels to provide all support in effective implementation, monitoring and supervision of the programme.


Monitoring and evaluation of the programme has been entrusted to National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) to track the progress and achievements during and after implementation.


At the National level, the Food & Nutrition Board (FNB) under Ministry of Women & Child Development would act as the Technical Support Unit with additional technical human resource to manage and roll out the programme. 


This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.