Major decision of the first meeting of Prime Minister's National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges, held on 24th Nov 2010.
The Prime Minister's Independence Day speech on 15th August 2011
'Malnutrition in our women and children is a matter of concern for all of us. We have taken a number of steps to tackle this problem, including two new schemes. We have also decided that we will start implementing an improved Integrated Child Development Services scheme within the next six months so that the problem of malnutrition in children can be effectively addressed'.
The President's Address to Parliament on 12 March 2012
"Malnutrition has been seriously impacting children, affecting their chances of gaining education and earning sustainable livelihood. My Government will restructure and strengthen the Integrated Child Development Services during the 12th Five Year Plan. In addition to the ICDS, a Multisectoral Nutrition Programme will be launched in 200 High Burden Districts to address maternal and child nutrition needs."
Nutrition, a key component of the Finance Minister's Budget Speech on 16th March 2012