Nourish to Flourish
REDUCING MALNUTRITIONTEAM DETAILS
COLLEGE :Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology
TEAM CO-ORDINATOR : Divya
Members : Bhavya,Karthik,Suresh,Ankita
The Government of India spends 10,867 Crores annually on the mid day meal scheme and
promises 450 calories for primary per meal which covers 10.4 crore children.
The programme is claiming to reach 80.6 lakhexpectant, pregnant and lactating mothers along
with 3.93 crore children (under 6 years of age). 1,241,749
operational Aanganwadi centres have been set up.
The Government has passed the Food security bill promising 85 Crores for this project and
covering 70% of rural and 50% of urban population.
When the Government spends so many crores on nutritioning the
citizens why is 50% of the population under malnutrition???
Reasons for the failure
The Government has focused on providing with the calories required but has ignored the nutrients
required to provide those calories.
The schemes working are just focusing on the short term goals which results in the repetition of the
Emergency services incase of malnutrition are not given, which results in the deterioration of the child’s
health which in turn leads to death.
The Government has ignored the children who do not attend the Government schools , which means
children who do not attend Government schools do not benefit to the schemes provided.
The beggars who have no ration card due to no residential address are one of the major sectors of
malnourished in India.
IDENTIFY REHABILITATE MAINTAIN
Identification of the most emergency cases of malnutrition in a specified area.
Admission of the identified cases to the nearest rehabilitation center.
Maintenance by providing income through jobs as farmers as the best way to nourish is to provide them
with the money required.
Education on the nutrition needs.
STRATEGY TO ERADICATE MALNUTRITION
Rehabiliate .Refurbish. Recover
Rehabilitation centres will be setup at the district level with residential facility and people are kept admited until fully
(stay of malnourished until they
become fully nourished)
Student interns Nursing staff
Introduction of Therapeutic food
Experienced doctors and NGO
Nursing staff Student interns
Reason for choosing
• Have a vast knowledge about
• Reaching out to the most
needy of the nation which
they would have dreamt of
while becoming a doctor.
Have skills needed to keep a
child under perfect
Employment opportunity to
the nurses in government
A good opportunity to have
a experience in the real
world and a bullet point on
Around 3000 experienced
Around 35,000 nurses and other
Around 1500 student interns
Sense of responsibility for the
Active and enthusiastic
Lively and friendly
Patient and hard working.
Good relationship with
nurses and children
Good Leadership qualities
A center of experienced doctors , nursing staff and interns is setup.
Construction of the rehabilitation center
Construction of the therapeutic industry
Nursing staff (30 lakhs pa)
Experts (10 lakhs pa)
Industry workers (8 lakhs pa)
Drivers for transport of Therapeutic food (2
Basic rehabilitation center equipment
cost (50 lakhs)
Therapeutic food equipment cost(50
5o lakhs pa
The rehabilitation center will require 3 cr investment by the government and cooperate bodies.
The funding will be made by the public and private sector in the ratio 1:1.For every new hospital coming up in urban cities their
should be a 50% funding for the rural rehabilitation center.
STRATAGY TO IMPROVE AGRICULTURE
Nationalization of agriculture
• The agricultural unused land should be taken on lease or
bought by the government.
• A farm development officer should be appointed to the
government farms in a particular village.
• The economically backward farmers should be given
jobs in the farms for which they get paid without the
consideration of profits or losses of the farm.
In India about 60.53% of the land is agricultural land according to 2010 World bank report . Though the irrigated
land is only 34.3% of the agricultural land.
This land should be taken up by the government and farms should be developed on these lands.
The profits of these farms will be taken by the government leading to the increase of the GDP of the
Soil testing Seeds testing Fertilizer testing Climatic
NATIONALISATION OF FARMING
Investment for collection of land
Research equipment cost
Man power cost
Farm development officer (2.5 lakhs *
Research team (12*5 lakhs pa)
Farm reporter (1 lakh pa *100)
Farmers (2 cr)
An investment of 8.5 cr from the Government.
The land unused land taken up by the Government will be taken up by the norms of land acquisition bill 2013.
Merits over existing model
Plan provides with the curing of malnutrition
to the core level.
Due to employment in agricultural sector the
reverse process of malnutrition is eradicated.
Use of therapeutic food not just eradicates
hunger but also stops malnutrition which is
not achieved with the recent plans.
Involvement of private sector is a major
Investment by the Government is big which
may be a challenge.
Acquisition of the unused land will be a
The tight functioning of the plan will be a
problem in rural India.
Bringing awareness among doctors to serve in
rural areas may be a challenge.