This is the administrative Ministry of FSSAI and the Indian Council for Medical Research. One of its key mandates is working towards addressing widespread malnutrition in the country.
As part of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the objective of this Department is to ensure food security for the country through timely and efficient procurement and distribution of food grains.
A key programme of this Ministry is the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), which provides food, preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers.
The Tata Trusts are amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations. In the field of healthcare and nutrition, the The Trusts engage with Government bodies, competent individuals, international agencies and like-minded private sector organisations and provide grants and help to mobilise funds, offer on-ground support directly as well as in partnership with other stakeholders to promote nutrition based-interventions.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is a Swiss foundation headquartered in Geneva with a special international status granted by the Swiss Government. GAIN was created in 2002 at a Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Children. It is an alliance driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition.
PATH is an international health organization driving transformative innovation to save lives across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations?that harness entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. As a pioneer of rice fortification technology, PATH has played a leading role in making this innovation ready for large-scale adoption.
The World Bank Group, is an international development institution, comprising 189 member countries. The Bank, galvanizes international and national efforts, towards achieving its mission - to end extreme poverty within a generation and to promote shared prosperity. It does so by providing governments with an integrated package of financing, advisory services, and knowledge, tailored to the development needs of each country. The Bank?s first loan to India was given in 1949 to refurbish the Indian Railways. Over the years, the World Bank in India has financed a number of large projects - to build infrastructure, generate power, produce iron and steel, upgrade the ports, and support the Green and White Revolutions. Projects have also supported inclusive growth by helping expand access to education, tackle disease, improve nutrition, raise agricultural productivity, improve rural connectivity, and bring much-needed water supply and sanitation to village households.
Founded in 1992, Nutrition International is a not-for-profit organization (formerly known as the Micronutrient Initiative), passionate about tackling one of the world?s greatest health issues -- malnutrition. With its headquarters in Ottawa (Canada) and regional offices in New Delhi (India) and Nairobi (Kenya), Nutrition International is recognized as a global expert, working in more than 60 countries, primarily Asia and Africa, creating effective and sustainable solutions for hidden hunger. With over 25 years of on-the-ground experience in nutrition and health, Nutrition International delivers results, multiplying impact without multiplying cost and complexity. In India, Nutrition International is working since 1998, in partnership with donors, country governments, partners and communities to conduct cutting-edge nutrition research, support critical policy formulation, and integrate nutrition into broader development programs.
The World Food Programme is the world?s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life.