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Steering Committee for Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Nutrition

Dated 6 December 2000

In the context of formulation of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007) it has been decided to s up a Steering Committee on Nutrition. The committee will look into the aspects of improving nutritional status of all age groups and prevention, detection and management micro nutrient deficiency. The composition of the Steering Committee is as under:

K.Venkatasubramaniam Member (Health) Planning Commission, New Delhi Chairman
Secretary Department of Women and Child Development Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Health Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Agriculture and Co-operation Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Rural Development Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Public Distribution, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Department of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi Member
Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Bihar, New Secretariat. Patna Member
Secretary Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Sachivalaya Bhavan, Lucknow Member
Sccrctaiy Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar Member
Director General DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Director General ICMR, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi Member
Dr. C. Gopalan President Nutrition Foundation of India C-l1.3, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi Member
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation 2nd Cross Street Taramani Institutional Area, Chennai Member
Dr. Banu Coyajee KEM Hospital and Research Centre, Raslapet, Pune Member
Dr. V.Prakash Director, CFTRI, Mysore Member
Dr. Indira Chakravarty, Dean, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Calcutta Member
Dr. Shanti Ghosh 5, Aurobindo Marg New Delhi Member
Dr. B.K.Tivvari 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 Secretary

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference of the committee will be as follows:

  1. To assess magnitude of
    1. macro and micro nutrient under nutrition and associated health problems;
    2. emerging problems of over-nutrition and obesity and associated health problems indifferent segments of population in different regions of the country;
    3. problem of food contamination /adulteration and associated health hazard.
  2. To assess the progress achieved to intervention strategies aimed at reduction of these problems, review the findings of evaluation studies and suggested remedial actions, if any, to effect desired improvements.
  3. Based on the review, draw up priority areas of intervention, strategies and programmes required during the Tenth Plan Period taking into consideration the overall development perspective and the need to provide nutrition security and improve nutritional and health status of the population with specific reference to poorer segment.
  4. To suggest institutional mechanism for nutritional monitoring and surveillance, legislation if any required for improving nutritional status.
  5. To define mechanism for improving the implementation 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 Steering Committee, if deemed necessary, may constitute sub-groups and also co-opt additional members.

The Steering Committee may submit the report by 30th April, 2001.

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.