To address these challenges, there is a need for a comprehensive approach that addresses the different sectors and dimensions of nutrition. There are two complementary approaches to reducing undernutrition, direct nutrition and indirect multi-sectoral approaches. Direct interventions, like breastfeeding, complementary feeding and hand washing practices complement the long-term sustainable multi-sectoral approach.
The Government is committed to address the Nutritional Challenges of India. Over the past few years, several programmes and schemes with the potential to improve the current nutritional situation of the country have been launched and expanded. Several of these schemes, namely
have been expanded/universalised in the recent past and the results are likely to be visible soon. All these schemes have directly or indirectly the potential to address one or more aspects of nutrition.