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Budget Outlays for Nutrition-Specific Interventions: Insights from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh

Publisher: UNICEF

India’s nutrition and health flagship schemes by design can deliver nationally recommended direct nutrition interventions (DNI) - which can reduce child stunting by onefifth, at 90% coverage. DNI are delivered largely through Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). With recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, the autonomy of India's State governments to prioritize majority of CSS, and introduce statespecific schemes, has increased substantially. However, whether DNI are prioritized by states in most recent years' budgets needs to be examined.

Author(s): Saumya Shrivastava, Chandrika Singh, Nilachala Acharya | Views(398)

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