GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2128
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.07.2017
RAPID SURVEY ON CHILDREN
Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to reply to Unstarred
Question No. 1106 date July 22, 2016 regarding Malnutrition among women and children and state:
(a) whether the Government is aware that in our country around 30 percent children and underweight, 39
per cent are stunted and 15 percent are wasted according to the Rapid survey on Children and if so, the
(b) whether the Government is aware that the expenditure on the National Nutrition Mission that seeks to
remove malnutrition was only Rs. 20 crore in the year 2014-15 and for the year 2015-16,there was no
expenditure on this Mission at all;
(c) if so, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether the Government proposes to allocate enhanced budget towards the nutritional needs of the
children given that India has a huge population of malnourished children and also enable fulfilling our
commitment under the Sustainable Development Goals; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI KRISHNA RAJ)
(a): As per the Rapid Survey on Children, 29.4% children under-five years were underweight, 38.7%
stunted and 15.1% were wasted.
(b) & (c): Yes Madam. The IEC campaign, one of the components of National Nutrition Mission, was
completed in 2014-15. Another component i.e. Multi-sectoral Nutritional Programme could not be
(d) & (e): The allocation of budget for ICDS, as Government of India share, during the last three years
and the current year is as under:
(Rupees in crores)
The cost sharing ratio between the Centre and the States has been revised from the year 2015-
for nutrition component; 90:10 for NER and Himalayan States and 100% for UTs without legislature.
With the upward revision of State/UT share, the Government of India share has, in fact, increased.
1 2014-15 18,195.00 16561.60 16581.82
2 2015-16 8335.77 15483.77 15438.94
3 2016-17 14,000.00 14560.60 14430.32
4 2017-18 15245.19 - 7424.74