Achieving Goals of the National Nutrition Mission: Prof Swaminathan
Chennai, March 19, 2018: On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8th March, our Prime Minister launched a National Nutrition Mission covering all the 640 districts of the country. To achieve the goals of the National Nutrition Mission, the following five areas need concurrent attention:
Overcoming calorie deficiency through the effective use of the provisions of the National Food Security Act 2013
Overcoming protein hunger through the increased production and consumption of pulses and milk and poultry products.
Overcoming hidden hunger caused by micro nutrient deficiency through the establishment of genetic gardens of biofortified plants and promoting a Farming System for Nutrition progamme.
Ensuring the availability of clean drinking water, sanitation and primary health care.
Developing a cadre of Community Hunger Fighters who are well versed with the art and science of malnutrition eradication.
If all the above five areas are attended to concurrently, we can achieve the goal of the National Nutrition Mission.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.