3rd Apr 2017 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

PASIGHAT, Apr 3: As part of its mandate to monitor the implementation of the food and nutrition schemes in the state under NFSA 2013, Information Commissioner Nanom Jamoh, today held a meeting with DDSE, DyDirector ICDS, DyDirector Food and Civil Supplies and CDPOs of East Siang and asked for evolving and adopting best practices and methods for strengthening the delivery of MDM, ICDS for providing nutritional support and food security. Jamoh appreciated the initiative for taking up kitchen gardens in  the schools of East Siang which she hoped would  enhance the quality and quantity of mid day meals.

The state cabinet has allocated the additional responsibility of the monitoring and review of the implementation of the NFSA to the State Information Commission in June 2016.

She sought the annual reports with comprehensive status and problems and issues in the implementation of the schemes. She also sough suggestions and inputs for strengthening the delivery process in their annual reports.

Jamoh also underlined the role of Anganwadi Centres and AWWs in the development of children ranging from health, nutrition to preschool education and for support to pregnant women and lactating mothers adding children will be ultimate sufferers if the Centres are not run properly .She asked the CDPOs for regular supervision  to check the quality of food under the SNP.

Jamoh also lauded the proposal to switch to gas connection instead of firewood in  MDM and asked to explore CSR avenues  for running centralized kitchens in MDM and referred to the successful running of MDM in Seppa ,which are managed by Women NGO.

She also stressed on Aadhaar seeding, so that benefits reach the targeted beneficiaries only while weeding out bogus ones. She sought the cooperation of the stakeholders for the effective implementation of the NFSA 2013 and asked for proactive roles in the delivery of the welfare schemes.

DC East Siang, Tamiyo Tatak said that due to the practical problems faced by the field officers in providing regular supply of essential food items for Angawadi Centres, he said that a board will be constituted to study the matter and take up the matter with GoAP  for decentralizing food procurement.

The Deputy Director Food and Civil Supplies, V.Pertin, informed that Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) will be implemented from April onwards for TDPS.

Dy. Director ICDS Ponung Ering Angu alongwith CDPOs , apprised the need for regular supply of essential food items periodically  for Anganwadi Centres for better distribution.

Kenter Joya Riba

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