System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition


Indian Food Composition Tables

Recent studies of the relationship between diet and health have led to increased interest in the range of biologically active constituents present in foods that accompany the nutrients. This book not only provides data of regular nutrients in foods complete in all respect but also on a whole rang...

Author(s) : T. Longvah, R. Ananthan, 

Evaluation Study on Role of Public Distribution System in Shaping Household and Nutritional Security India

This study examines the reasons for the disjunction between economic advancement and nutritional improvement in India by analysing the role and performance of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in determining food consumption patterns and nutritional outcomes over a period of time. The PDS, concep...

Author(s) : NITI Aayog 

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)- a Conditional Maternity Benefit (CMB)Scheme

A new scheme for pregnant and lactating women has been approved by the Government initially on pilot basis in 52 selected districts across the country. The scheme would contribute to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and Lactati...

Author(s) : Ministry of Women and Child Development GOI 

Monthly Village Health Nutrition Day

Village health nutrition day is to be organized for those villages that have been left out at the anganwadi centers (AWC) in the village. This will ensure uniformity in organizing the VHND. The quality of the VHND needs to be improved and hence the outcome should be measured and monitored. If it org...

Author(s) : National Rural Health Mission  

Supplementary Nutrition Programme: Odisha

Take Home Ration [THR] is given to pregnant and lactating mothers, children from 6 months to 3 years as they do not attend the AWC on a daily basis. he severely malnourished children of 3-6 years are also given THR over and above Hot Cooked Meal. The GOI has fixed the per beneficiary cost, calorie a...

Author(s) : Government of Odisha India 

People’s Union for Civil Liberties vs. Union of India and Ors (196 of 2001)

Grievance is made by the petitioner about the non-implementation of the directions given by this Court to the Central Government and the State Government relating to Integrating Child Development Scheme. Undisputedly, funds are released by the Central Government to the State Governments who are requ...

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Public Accounts Committee 2014-2015 Fourteenth Report

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme was launched on 2 October, 1975 by the Government of India as a centrally sponsored scheme of the Ministry of Women & Child Development (earlier a department under Ministry of Human Resource Development). Audit Report on ICDS had revealed that the...

Author(s) : Lok Sabha Secretariat New Delhi 

People’s Union for Civil Liberties Petitioner versus Union of India and others Respondents

The present affidavit is being filed in compliance with the directions contained in the order-dated 13.12.2006 passed by this Hon’ble Court.

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Shagun Mahila Udyogik Sahakari ... vs State Of Maharashtra & Ors

All State/UTs shall make earnest effort to ensure that slums are covered by ICDS program of services. (SC Order dated 19 August, 2011)

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

G.O.Ms.No.31, "One Full Meal” under “Indiramma Amrutha Hastham” of Andhra Pradesh

Department for Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens - “One Full Meal” under “Indiramma Amrutha Hastham” programme for Pregnant and Lactating women in the bifurcated ICDS Projects - Continuation - Orders - Issued.

Author(s) : Planning Department Government of Andhra Pradesh 



Nutrition is the selection of foods and preparation of foods, and their ingestion to be assimilated by the body.