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ISSNIP Project was launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development

May 12, 2013 14:44 IST

Ministry for Women & Child Development launched the World Bank assisted ICDS Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP) in New Delhi on 9 May 2013. The programme aims at improving child development and nutritional outcomes for children in selected districts having higher proportional of child under nutrition.

The programme aims at improving child development and nutritional outcomes for children in selected districts having higher proportional of child under nutrition. Total size of the project is 2893 crore rupees with 70 percent IDA share of 2025 crore rupees (450 million US dollars) over 7 years. The estimated cost of phase 1 of the project is about 151.50 million US dollars (682 crore rupees) of which 106 million US dollars is the IDA share (70 percent). The World Bank is supporting this project initially with a concessionary loan of 106 million US dollars payable over 25 years. This is likely to be followed by a second phase of support of 344 million US dollars subject to assessment of phase 1. The first phase of the project will support the government’s efforts to strengthen policy measures and institutional capacity and will also finance innovative pilots and programmers in 162 high malnutrition-burden districts across eight States. In additional the project will support urban/sub-urban pilots in NCR of Delhi and convergent nutrition action pilots in Odisha and Uttarakhand.

The first phase of the project will support the government’s efforts to strengthen policy measures and institutional capacity and will also finance innovative pilots and programmers in 162 high malnutrition-burden districts across eight States. In additional the project will support urban/sub-urban pilots in NCR of Delhi and convergent nutrition action pilots in Odisha and Uttarakhand.

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