National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau

India’s only agency collecting data onnutrition deficiency among marginalised populations.
  • Shut down by Union Health Ministry
  • Under ICMR
  • Its mandate was to generate data on Nutritional status of socially vulnerable group
  • It was critical in informing the governments poverty alleviation interventions with periodic assessment of nutrient deficiency in tribal, women, children etc.
  • NNMB was crucial in policy interventions to address under-nutrition
  • Bureau was the only institution involved in continuous collection of data of actual dietary intakes of household –> valuable input
  • Scrapped as it was working in Project mode (??)
  • Proposal under consideration to develop Nutrition Monitoring Stations across country as a permanent structure within the ICMR



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