NRP Initiative

The Nutrition Resource Platform (NRP) is an initiative of the Child Development and Nutrition Bureau of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Government of India, developed with the aim to collect, collate and make available resources and materials on nutrition and child development to diverse stakeholders.

It will have reference materials on nutrition issues relating to policy, programmes, academic and research inputs, materials for capacity building etc. The platform will be web-enabled to maximize outreach at a relatively low cost. It is planned as a knowledge repository of information collected from sectors identified in National Plan of Action on Nutrition such as nutrition, food, health, agriculture, education, water and sanitation to aid knowledge generation, policy formulation and improve adoption of good practices to influence behaviour change around nutrition and child care.

It is an interactive knowledge resource base which facilitates real quick time interaction, exchange of ideas, discussions between Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and other stakeholders to promote a better understanding of the existing and the newer researches in the field of nutrition and child care. Besides policy makers and academia, NRP will act as a platform for improved communication among and with stakeholders including front line workers on the issue of nutrition and child care. NRP will impart user friendly services to front line workers through interactive and mobile service networks.

NRP will offer services such as data collection for Management Information System (MIS) besides rendering services such as Voice Blast, SMS Blast, In-Dialling on Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS).

The NRP will function as part of Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) and National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) with National Informatics Centre (NIC) providing technical, design, developmental, IT logistics and hosting support for its effective and smooth functioning. It would also have linkages with important institutions of repute such National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Nutrition Foundation of India (NFI) and Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) and others.