12 January, 2022

Improving nutrition to catalyse national growth

A series of reports about Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition across different states

India’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), the biggest such programme in the world, aims to tackle nutritional gaps in women, infants and children on a massive scale. However, to ensure its success, it was critical to bridge implementation gaps in the ICDS and ensure that the health services reached their intended beneficiaries.

The India Nutrition Initiative (TINI), an initiative of the Tata Trusts, tackles the issue of malnutrition in the country by identifying, undertaking and supporting relevant initiatives by the central and state governments in this regard, including the ICDS.

Under TINI, the Trusts have designed two multisectoral action projects – Spotlight and Making it Happen – to promote Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) in the country. These projects, centred around Anganwadis, or rural childcare centres, have been implemented in select districts in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

State-wise reports and programme updates from different states:

Andhra Pradesh
Understanding the diversities from across Andhra Pradesh
Survey report of Anganwadi centres in Vijayawada Rural Parliamentary Constituency

Evaluation of project ‘Making it Happen’ – Rajasthan
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) impact evaluation for Rajasthan

Comprehensive reports on the implementation strategy, standard operating procedures, and evaluation of Project Spotlight

Click here to see more reports and papers around TINI’s MIYCN initiatives.