Mission Mode to Address Under-Nutrition

Mission Mode to Address Under-Nutrition

As a partner of choice, the Coalition played a catalytic role on the largest ever and first of its kind Government of India’s ‘MISSION MALNUTRITION FREE INDIA 2022: NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MISSION MODE TO ADDRESS UNDER-NUTRITION’ held on September 19, 2017. Mr A R Nanda, Mr Bhaskar Barua, Dr Satish Agnihotri, Dr C S Pandav, Dr R C Panda and Basanta Kar were invited as key speakers. Dr R C Panda Chaired two sessions of the conference and Dr C S Pandav and Basanta  Kar made presentations on important topics like food fortification and dietary diversity and Dr Satish Agnihotri was present as a special guest. The Conference, was inaugurated by the Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi and was attended by the key policy makers, national and international experts. This shift in focus of the Government of India towards a mission mode on nutrition and the overall engagement of the Coalition to this high profile consultation compounded Coalition’s legitimacy, credibility and visibility on nutrition sector in India. Post Conference, the policy makers as well as development partners are looking forward to the Coalition’s leadership as an honest aggregator of knowledge and a trusted partner of choice. NITI Aayog included Basanta Kumar Kar, CEO in a very high level working group on Nutrition.