Take Home Ration – Good Practices throughout States and UT’s

Take Home Ration – Good Practices throughout States and UT’s

News: Recently, a report titled-Take Home Ration-Good Practices throughout the State/Union Territories was released by NITI Aayog and the World Food Program.

What is Take Home Ration?
• The government of India provides Take Home Ration under the Supplementary Nutrition component of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) to fill the gap in nutrition among children as well as Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW).
• It offers fortified rations for use at home, provided in two ways: Take-Home Rations and Hot-Cooked Meals at Anganwadi Centers.
• It's given as raw ingredients or in packets that have already been cooked.

Key Highlights:
• The report presents a set of good and innovative practices adopted in the implementation of the Take Home Ration value chain by the States and UTs.
• The government adopted innovative models to reach remote areas.
• It appreciated the production, formulation, delivery, labelling, packaging, supervision, quality control, and changes in social and behavioural norms adopted by the Government by JAN BHAGIDARI, and sourcing local networks of Anganwadi’s.

What are similar Government schemes?
• National Health Mission
• PM Poshan
• National Nutrition Strategy

Way Forward:
• The THR programme needs to be strengthened more in order to meet the nutritional goals in a timely manner.

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