The vision of the State making Tamil Nadu ‘a Malnutrition Free State’ and to provide a whole life cycle, nutrition security programme for those below poverty line, with special focus on nutrition for pregnant and lactating mothers, infants( below 3 years), children, adolescent girls and the aged.A transformed ICDS to ensure holistic physical, psychosocial, cognitive and emotional development of children under 6 years of age in nurturing, protective, child friendly and gender sensitive family, community, programme and policy environments with greater emphasis on children under 3 and promotion of optimal early childhood care, development and learning including maternal and Adolescent care.
|Sl. No.||Name of Office||Phone||Mobile||Email Addres|
|1.||District Programme officer||04146-224719||d607vpm[at]gmail[dot]com|
Supplementary Nutrition Programme
- Year of Commencement 1975 – 1976 – in Tamil Nadu
- Objective of the Scheme : To improve nutrition and health status of children under 6 Years, pregnant and lactating mothers and adolescent girls. To achieve the status of Malnutrition Free State and Universalisation of Integrated Child Development Services in the State under ‘Mission Mode’.
- Number of Units : At the rate of 100 Centres per project covering population of one lakh
|400 – 800 Population||1 Anganwadi Centre|
|Multiples of 800 Population||1 Anganwadi Centre|
|150 – 400 Population||1 Mini Anganwadi Centre|
|Hilly / Tribal / Desert Areas – Population for 300 – 800||1 Anganwadi Centre|
|Hilly / Tribal / Desert Areas – Population for 150 – 300||1 Mini Anganwadi Centre|
Aim of the Scheme
- To provide Early Childhood Care Educa
- tion and Development (ECCED)to Children in the age group of 2 to 5+ years and thereby reduce the school drop outs.2. Year of Commencement: 1975 to 1976
- No. of Projects: 23 Projects (21 RURAL , 1 URBAN, 1 TRIBAL )
- No. of Centres : 2941 (2800 Main AnganwadiCentres + 141 Mini Anganwadi Centres)
|S.No||Block name||No.of AWCs – Main||No.of AWCs – Mini||Total|
Projects For Viluppuram District Only
JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS (JE)
In Villupuram district , Complementary Food containing amylase activity is provided under Supplementary Nutrition Programme to 3 to 5 year children who are moderately and severly under weight.
NATIONAL NUTRITION MISSION (NNM 2017-18)
The Government of India has approved the setting up of National Nutrition Mission and identified Ariyalur, Dindigul, Nilgiris, Villupuram and Chennai districts in Tamilnadu for implementation during 2017-2018. The remaining districts will be covered in phases during 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.
The goals of NNM are to achieve improvement in nutritional status of children from 0-6 years, pregnant women and lactating mothers in a time bound manner during the next three years from 2017-2018 with fixed targets as under
|1.||Prevent and reduce stunting in children (0-6years)||By 6% [at]2% p.a|
|2.||Prevent and reduce under – nutrition (underweight prevalence) in children (0-6 years)||By 6% [at]2% p.a|
|3.||Reduce the prevalence of anaemia among young children (6-56 months)||By 9% [at]3% p.a|
|4.||Reduce the prevalence of anaemia among Women Adolescent Girls in the age group of 15-49 years||By 9% [at]3% p.a|
|5.||Reduce Low Birth Weight (LBW)||By 6% [at]2% p.a|
Stunting and Wasting
Stunting is a well-established risk marker of poor child development and is measured as Height for Age. Stunting before the age of 2 years predicts poorer cognitive and educational outcomes in later childhood, adolescence and has significant educational and economic consequences at the individual, household and community levels.Wasting is also referred as “acute malnutrition” and is measured as the Weight for Height. It is believed that episodes of wasting have a short duration, in contrast to stunting, which is regarded as chronic malnutrition.
For further Details Contact
The District Programme officer
Phone – 04146 – 224719
Email ID – dpoicdsvpm[dot]tn[at]nic[dot]in