Five-point action plan to make India nutrition secure: M. S. Swaminathan

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News: At the launch programme of Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK), eminent agricultural scientist, Dr. M. S. Swaminathan has put forward a Five-point action plan which needs to be implemented to make India nutrition secure.

Facts:

Five –point Action Plan:

  • Ensure calorie rich diet for women, expectant mothers and children
  • Ensure intake of proteins in the form of pulses to eradicate protein hunger in women and children
  • Eradicate hidden hunger due to deficiency of micro nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin B, Iron and Zinc
  • Ensure clean drinking water supply
  • Spreading nutrition literacy in every village particularly in mothers with children less than 100 days’ old

Additional Information:

Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK):

  • It has been launched by Ministry of Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • The BPKK will be a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones in India for better nutritional outcomes.