National Nutrition Mission on the anvil

Q.  What does NNM stand for in the context of nutrition?
- Published on 04 Dec 17

a. New Nutrition Mission
b. National Nutrition Mission
c. National Nutritional Mission
d. New Nutritional Mission

ANSWER: National Nutrition Mission
National Nutrition Mission on the anvil The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi yesterday has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.


The NNM, as an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the Ministries.

The proposal consists of

   - mapping of various Schemes contributing towards addressing malnutrition

   - introducing a very robust convergence mechanism

   - ICT based Real Time Monitoring system

   - incentivizing States/UTs for meeting the targets

   - incentivizing Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) for using IT based tools

   - eliminating registers used by AWWs

   - introducing measurement of height of children at the Anganwadi Centres (AWCs)

   - Social Audits

   - setting-up Nutrition Resource Centres, involving masses through Jan Andolan for their participation on nutrition through various activities, among others.

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