System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition


Diet and Nutritional Status of Urban Population in India and Prevalence of Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes and Hyperlipidemia in Urban Men and Women

The National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau was established in 1972 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 10 major states of India. The bureau since its inception has been carrying out periodic surveys on diet and nutritional status on a regular basis in rural and tribal areas. It also ca...

Author(s) : National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau 

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

Agriculture and rural development (ARD) are key to addressing the root causes of migration. By 2050, over half of the population in the least developed countries will still live in rural areas. Three-quarters of the extreme poor base their livelihoods on agriculture or other rural activities. In...

Author(s) : Food Division FAO 

Nourishing India: National Nutrition Strategy Government of India

The policy commitment to preventing and reducing undernutrition was reaffirmed by the Budget 2014-15 speech of the Finance Minister, which stated that - “A national programme in Mission Mode is urgently required to halt the deteriorating malnutrition situation in India, as present interventions ar...

Author(s) : NITI Aayog 

Impact of Water and Sanitation on Selected Water Borne Diseases in India.

One of the Millennium Development Goals is to provide improved sanitation facilities along with availability of potable water; which are indeed the two basic needs for human survival. However, despite significant investments over the last 20 years, India still faces the most daunting sanitation...

Author(s) : Brijesh Purohit 

Linkages Between Households' Agriculture Landholding and Child Nutritional Status in Rural India

The aim of this study is to examine the linkages between ownership of households’ agricultural landholding and child nutritional status in rural India. Agricultural landholding is a critical indicator of socioeconomic wellbeing in rural areas. More than 72 per cent of the working population in rural...

Author(s) : Shruti , Tamal Reja, 

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 



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