Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has decided to reduce the issue of malnutrition among children by setting up State Nutrition Commission to look after the State Nutrition Policy. Khattar, in an event based on ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’, announced to fight against the most common problem of India i.e poverty and malnutrition.
India as a developing nation still haven’t found the solution to poverty and thus majority of population in India are living below poverty level. Hence, people are struggling to feed themselves or their children that’s a really tragic incident for our country. There are many laws passed by the Government regarding welfare of poor people but hardly any laws or rules are abide by anyone whether they be government officials or common person.
CM Manohar Lal Khattar however took first step towards converting India into a better place to live in stressing more onto the guidelines provided by UNESCO and WHO to monitor nutrition level that would be useful to maintain at a proper age, weight and height. According to a survey conducted in Haryana in the year 2013-14, it was found that 27.85 percent of children up to 5 years of age are underweight, 34.1 percent children are suffering from dwarfism and 11 percent children are underweight.
Expressing his concern over the conditions of the state, CM has requested all the sections of society to actively take part in this program in order to save the future of State. He mentioned in his speech that the main aim of the state nutrition mission would be “healthy child, healthy teenager, healthy mother and healthy Haryana”.
Mentioning Haryana to be ‘the land of milk’, he shows his deep concern towards educating the people of the state. Beliveing in equality in sex ratio would suerly help the state to reach new heights. His strategy includes implementing Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PNDT) Act, 1994 so that no girl child to be murdered in the fetus of a mother ensuring the safe birth of the girl child. He also proposed to set up awareness camps to change the mindset of people, which discriminates between boy and girl.