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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 Nutritional Status of population with special focus on Vulnerable Groups

Dated 11th January 2001


Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi Chairman
Secretary, Department of Health Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Elementary Education Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Agriculture and Co-operation Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Food Processing Industries Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Public Distribution Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Bio-technology 7th Floor, Flat 2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003. Member
Secretary Department of Rural Development Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Urban Development Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Ministry of Tribal Affairs Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Social Justice Shastri Bhavan New Delhi Member
Secretary, DWCD, Fort St. George, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Member
Secretary, DWCD, Vallabh Bhavan, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. Member
Financial Commissioner and Secretary, Dept. of Social Welfare and WCD and BC, Government of Haryana, 52-8th Floor, Haryana Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh. Member
Commissioner and Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Government of meghalaya, Shillong-793001. Member
Smt. Shashi Prabha Gupta, Technical Adviser(SW), Food and Nutrition Board, DWCD, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Director General, ICMR, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi- 110029. Member
Director General, ICAR, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi-110012. Member
Dr.(Mrs) Kamala Krishnaswamy Director National Institute of Nutrition Jamai Osmania P.O. Hyderabad Member
Horticulture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture, Horticulture Division, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi- 110001. Member
Director, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Mehrauli Road, Munirkha, New Delhi- 110067. Member
Pr M -S .Swaminathan, Chairman, M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation, 3rd Cross Street, Taramani, Chennai-600113. Member
Prof. V.Ramalingaswamy, X29, Hauzkhas, New Delhi- 110016. Member
Dr.N.K~Arora, Additional Prof.(Paediatrics), AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029. Member
Dr.V.K-Srivastava, Prof. and head, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, King George Medical College, Lucknow. Member
Dr. B.S.Narasinga Rao 11/40, M Block, 1-2-62/3 Kakanya Nagar, Hyderabad Member
Dr. Umesh Kapil Associate prof. (Community Medicine), AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi- 11 0029. Member
Dr. H.P.S. Sachdeva Prof. of Paediatrics Maulana Azad Medical College, Bahadhur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. Member
Dr. S.N. Chaudhary, Director, Child In Need Institute, Vill. Daulatpur, P.O. Pailan, Distt. 24, South parganas, West Bengal-743512 Member
Dr.Mehtab S. Bamji, Dangoria Charitable Trust, 211, Sri Datta Sai Apartments, RTC Cross Road, Musherabad, Hyderabad-500020. Member
Dr. B.K.Tiwari Adviser(Nutrition) DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Mrs. T. K. Sarojini Adviser (Social Welfare) Planning Commission, New Delhi Member
Dr. (Mrs) Prema Ramachandran Adviser (Nutrition) Planning Commission, New Delhi Member
Joint Secretary (Nurrition) Deptt. of Women and Child Development Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi Member Secretary

Terms of reference :

  1. To assess progress towards achievement of food security at national, state and household levels and magnitude of macro-nutrient under nutrition and associated health problems in different segments of the population in different regions of the country.
  2. To review progress achieved in implementation of Action Plan of National Nutrition Policy and to assess the progress achieved as a result of intervention strategies and programmes including nutrition education aimed at reduction of the prevalence of under-nutrition, review the findings of evaluation studies and suggest remedial actions to effect desired improvements.
  3. To assess the magnitude of the emerging life style related nutritional problems of obesity and over nutrition, its associated health hazards, adolescent nutrition , nutritional problems in the elderly and ongoing programmes aimed at prevention and management of these problems
  4. Based on the review, draw up priority areas of intervention, strategies and programmes required during the Tenth Plan Period for improving nutritional status of the population taking into consideration the overall development perspective and the need to provide food and nutrition security and improve nutritional and health status of all the vulnerable groups.
  5. To suggest institutional mechanism for nutritional monitoring and surveillance, legislation, if any, required for improving nutritional status.
  6. 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.
  7. To review funding for nutrition in center and state sectors during different plan periods and state-wise investment in nutrition during 9th Plan; analyse the problem of mismatch between outlays and needs (as identified by prevalence of poverty and under-nutrition) and suggest remedial measures for the 10th Plan

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 Departments of WCD 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 31st March, 20001.