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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:55:13.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Improving Micronutrient Nutritional Status of the population

Dated 10th January 2001


Dr. C Gopalan President Nutrition Foundation of India C 13, Qutub Institutional Area New Delhi 11 001 6 Chairman
Secretary Department of Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary, Department of Health Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Women and Child Development Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Food Processing and Industry, Agriculture Paneheal Bhawan, August Krati Marg, New Delhi - 110049 Member
Secretary, Family Welfare, Government of Orissa, Bhubhaneshwar, Orissa- 751001. Member
Secretary, DWCD/ Representative Government of Chattisgarh, Raipur Member
Secretary (FW), Government of Assam, Secretariat, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006. Member
Mr Prakash Salt Commissioner, Government of India, Lavan Bhavan, 2- A, Lavan Marg, Jhalana Doongari, Jaipur-302004 Member
Dr. Kochupillai Prof of Endocrinology Ail India institute of Medical Sciences Ansari Nagar, New Delhi- 110029. Member
Dr. Bhan Dept of Paediatrics All India institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi- 110029 Member
Dr. Subhadra Seshadri, Faculty of Home Science, MS University of Baroda, Baroda Member
Dr.Rajagopalan, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, 3rd Cross Street, Taramani, Chennai-600113. Member
Dr. Kamala Ganesh, D-l, Gulmohar Park, New Delhi-110049 Member
Dr. Shiv Kumar, Dy. Director (SG), National Institute of Nutrition, Jamai-Osmania P.O., Hyderabad-500007 Member
Dr. B.K. Tiwari Adviser (Nutrition) DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi –11. Member
Mrs. T. K. Sarojini Adviser (Social Welfare) Planning Commission, New Delhi Member
Dr. (Mrs) Prema Ramachandran Adviser (Nutrition) Planning Commission, New Delhi Member Secretary

Terms of reference :

  1. To assess magnitude of micro-nutrient under nutrition and associated health problems in different segments of the population in different regions of the country.
  2. To assess the progress achieved as a result of intervention strategies and programmes aimed at reduction of the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies, review the findings of evaluation studies and suggest remedial actions to effect desired improvements.
  3. Based on the review, draw up priority areas of research, intervention strategies and programmes required during the Tenth Plan Period for improving micronutrient status of the population especially of all the vulnerable groups.
  4. To suggest institutional mechanism for nutritional monitoring and surveillance, legislation, if any, required for improving micronutrient nutritional status.
  5. To define mechanism for improving the implementation of ongoing nutritional interventions through intersectoral coordination between various Central and State Departments and collaboration among Government, Voluntary and Private Organisations, the Panchayati raj Institutions and the Community.

The Chairman of the Working Group, if deemed necessary, may constitute sub-groups and also co-opt additional members.

The TA/DA of non-official members will be paid by the Planning Commission as admissible under Government rules. The TA/DA of official members would be paid by the respective Government Departments/Institutions where they belong.

The Working Group may submit the report by 28th February, 2001.