Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

Haryana to set up nutrition mission


GURGAON: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said the state government had started the process to set up a ‘State Nutrition Mission’ and formulate a state nutrition policy to address malnutriti­on among children.

The chief minister was speaking at an event organised for the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” programme here.

He said the aim of the State Nutrition Mission would be “healthy child, healthy teenager, healthy mother and healthy Haryana”.

Stressing that action would be taken under the mission according to guidelines of the Unicef and the WHO, Khattar said it was sad that children were malnourish­ed in Haryana, which is known as the land of milk and yogurt.

According to a survey, 40% children of Haryana were underweigh­t, 46% children suffered from dwarfism and 19% were underweigh­t.

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