Policies

1. National Nutrition Policy: It was adopted by the Government of India in 1993 under the aegis of the Department of Women and Child Development. It advocated a multi-sectoral strategy for eradicating malnutrition and achieving optimum nutrition for all. The policy advocates the monitoring the nutrition levels across the country and sensitizing government machinery on the need for good nutrition and prevention of malnutrition. The National Nutrition Policy also includes the Food and Nutrition Board, which develops posters, audio jingles and video spots for disseminating correct facts about breastfeeding and complementary feeding.

For further information go to http://wcd.nic.in/nnp.pdf

2. National Plan of Action on Nutrition: NPAN reflects the vision and abiding interest of the planners as well as Nutrition Scientists in nutritional welfare of the country. The NAPN, therefore, would serve the dual purpose of having a more or less set pattern for implementing the NNP as well as meeting the commitment made at the ICN.

For further information go to http://wcd.nic.in/publication/FNB-npan.pdf

3. The Integrated Child Development Services Scheme: It is one of the most comprehensive schemes on child development in the country and perhaps in the world. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been running the scheme since 1975 in pursuance of the National Policy for Children. It aims at providing services to pre-school children in an integrated manner so as to ensure proper growth and development of children in rural, tribal and slum areas. This centrally sponsored scheme also monitors nutrition of children.

For further information go to http://wcd.nic.in/icds.htm

4. National Rural Health Mission: By recognizing the importance of Health in the process of economic and social development and improving the quality of life of our citizens, the Government of India has launched the National Rural Health Mission to carry out necessary architectural correction in the basic health care delivery system. The Mission adopts a synergistic approach by relating health to determinants of good health viz. segments of nutrition, sanitation, hygiene and safe drinking water. It also aims at mainstreaming the Indian systems of medicine to facilitate health care. It ensures effective healthcare, especially to the poor and vulnerable sections of the society throughout the Country with special focus on 18 states.

For further information go to http://nrhm.gov.in/

5. National Food Security Mission: The National Food Security Mission is a Centrally sponsored scheme has been launched in the year 2007. The main objectives of this scheme are, A. To increase production of rice and pulses through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner; B. To restore soil fertility and productivity at the individual farm level; C. To create employment opportunities and; D. To enhanceg farm level economy. To achieve the envisaged objectives, the Mission is mandated to adopt following strategies, i. Implementation of programmes in a mission mode through active engagement of all the stakeholders at various levels. ii. Promotion and extension of improved technologies i.e., seed, Integrated Nutrient Management including micronutrients, soil amendments, IPM and resource conservation technologies along with capacity building of farmers. iii. Flow of fund would be closely monitored to ensure that interventions reach the target beneficiaries on time. iv. The proposed interventions would be integrated with the District Plan and fixed targets for each identified district. v. Constant monitoring and concurrent evaluation for assessing the impact of the interventions for a result oriented approach by the implementing agencies.

For further information go to http://nfsm.gov.in/ActionPlans.aspx
 
6. National Horticulture Mission: A National Horticulture Mission has been launched as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme to promote holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies.

For further information go to http://nhm.nic.in/
 
7. National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (NREGA): The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. 

For further information go to http://nrega.nic.in/netnrega/home.aspx
 
8. Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG): The Government approved the implementation of NPAG, through the Department of Women and Child Development, in 51 backward districts identified by the Planning Commission in the year 2005-06 to provide 6 kg of free food-grains to undernourished adolescent girls only (pregnant women & lactating mothers are not covered as these are targeted under ICDS).

For further information go to http://wcd.nic.in/npag/npag.htm
 
9. National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme: National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP) formerly known as National Goiter Control Programme (NGCP) is being implemented from 1962. The Central Council of Health and Family Welfare in 1984 decided to implement compulsory iodisation of salt for human consumption in the entire country. The Programme started in a phased manner with effect from 1st April 1986.Revised Policy Guidelines on National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme have been prepared.

For further information go to http://mohfw.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/rtiNICRT-81756647.pdf

10. National Health Policy: National Health Policy is an integrated planning framework which seeks to provide universal, comprehensive primary health care services, relevant to the actual needs and priorities of the community at a cost which the people can afford, ensuring that the planning and implementation of the various health programmes is through the organised involvement and participation of the community, adequately utilising the services being rendered by private voluntary organisations active in the Health sector.

For further information got to  http://www.nrhmassam.in/pdf/guideline/National_Health_policy_2002.pdf
 
11. National Policy for Women Empowerment: The goal of this Policy is to bring about the advancement, development and empowerment of women. The Policy will be widely disseminated so as to encourage active participation of all stakeholders for achieving its goals. 

For further information go to http://wcd.nic.in/empwomen.htm

12. National Policy for Children, 2013: This policy has been adopted by GOI, to reiterate the commitment to the rights based approach for children.

For further information go to http://wcd.nic.in/childreport/npc2013dtd29042013.pdf