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Children’s schemes reviewed at Dmu meeting

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/22/2020 10:06:20 AM IST

One day review meeting-cum-consultation on “Available schemes and services for malnourished and stunted children in high prevalent districts of Nagaland” organised by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in collaboration with Nagaland Commission for Protection of Child Rights was held at Dimapur on January 21. 

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, Food Security Act, Mid-Day Meal and Poshan Abhiyaan are the most important government programmes aimed at providing wholesome nutritious meals to children. Realizing the pivotal roles of these schemes in the overall development of the children, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in collaboration with State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Nagaland and facilitated by IFNE organised the programme. The main objective of the district level review meeting was to assess available schemes and polices for malnourished and stunted children in district Dimapur; to review the implementation of ICDS, mid day meal, Poshan Abhiyaan and supplementary nutrition programmes in the district; to discuss the challenges in effective delivery of nutrition services; to assess the gaps in availability of government schemes to the children.
Review meeting-cum-consultation was inaugurated by Awan Konyak, chairperson, State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Nagaland, along with member, SCPCR, Nagaland, Rothihu Tetseo, commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, deputy commissioner, Dimapur and Sudip Chakrabortay, consultant, North East Cell, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. 
Dr. Obed gave a brief presentation on “Malnutrition schemes and preventive policy”, presentations were made by Bonathung Ngullie, CDPO (R) district Social Welfare department, Dimapur on “Available social welfare schemes to address the issue of nutrition in the district and their implementation at  different level”. Kitoshi Zhimomi, JEO-cooridanator MDM presented on “Role of mid day meal service in ensuring nutrition to children & gaps and challenges in effective implementation of MDM”. Imsutola Jamir, dietitian, Eden Medical Center highlighted on “Malnutrition and stunting among children-innovative methods and techniques and feeding practices to ensure optimum nutrition to children”.

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