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World Food Programme

WFP in collaboration with the Government of Odisha is fortifying school meals with multiple micronutrients, reaching 200,000 schoolchildren aged 6-14 years daily through the Mid-Day Meals Scheme.

In Kerala, WFP is focusing on reducing micronutrient malnutrition among children below 3 years of age by assuring fortification of take-home rations provided through the government scheme. Training has been provided to anganwadi workers on the use of tools for the improved nutritional status of children, feeding and cooking practices. WFP has also been providing technical support for the Central project Monitoring Unit of DFPD for end to end computerisation of TPDS operations.

WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2015-18

The new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2015-2018 has been signed between the UN World Food Programme (UNWFP) and Government of India under Department of Agriculture & Cooperation. Department of Food & P.D. has been made the nodal department for the strategic priority area relating to supporting the state Governments to build a scalable implementation approach that enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of the National Food Security Act for its implementation.

Under this plan, WFP is focused around providing technical assistance on ensuring access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food for all people all year round and ensuring ending malnutrition according to internationally agreed targets, with a focus on stunting and wasting for children under 5 years of age, and addressing the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, and older persons.

Annual Work Plan 2018

Annual Work Plan, 2018 focuses on supporting the National and State Governments to strengthen the food bases social safety nets for improved access, accuracy and efficiency by introducing the use of globally-recognized technical design principles and technology in managing the supply chain, targeting and delivery mechanisms of the schemes covered under NFSA in order to ensure that the right people receive the right entitlements. The following activities under AWP, 2018 will lead to improved subsidy targeting and coverage, reduce leakages and enhanced beneficiary convenience.

  • 1. Improvement of TPDS programme through technological solutions and improved service delivery system
  • 2. Piloting Best Practice Model of the TPDS Food Basket.
  • 3. Support the Cash Transfers/e-vouchers pilot (DBT) for food based safety nets in urban areas.