Publications

Data is not just something in the computer, it is a human thing: Veena S Rao​

                 – Interview of Ms Veena S Rao, Mission Advisor, with Ms Birag Swain, News Laundry


Veena Rao: India’s National Nutrition Mission—a missed opportunity


Nutrition mission or a mission for measurement of malnutrition?

                 – Veena S.Rao, GOVERNANCEnow-January 17, 2018


How to put India ‘on course’ to fight malnutrition

                 – Veena S.Rao, GOVERNANCEnow-May 2, 2017


More World Bank Projects Needed - Veena S. Rao, Apr 21, 2017


Under-nutrition in India – A Forgotten National Nutrition Policy without a National Programme

                 - Published by Indian National Science Academy (INSA)


Niti Aayog Consultation – 27.06.2016 “India’s Malnutrition: A Call to Action

A Consultation, 'India's Malnutrition: A Call to Action", chaired by Dr.Bibek Debroy with Sri Ratan Tata was held on 27.6.2016 at Niti Aayog in New Delhi.

Under the leadership of Justice MN Venkatachaliah, and in partnership with Tata Trusts, Smt. Veena S. Rao, IAS (Retd), Advisor, Karnataka Comprehensive Nutrition Mission was in communication with Dr Bibek Debroy, Member Niti Aayog, and his team led by Mr Alok Kumar since January 2016, for providing leadership and oversight to undertake revision of the National Nutrition Policy, and to start the process of formulating the National Nutrition Mission announced in the Budget Speech of the Finance Minister in 2014.

The Background Paper prepared by Advisor, Karnataka Comprehensive Nutrition Mission, circulated at the Consultation is at the link furnished below:

Back Ground Paper – India’s Malnutrition: A Call to Action

Presentation


For an aspiring global power, India suffers from shocking levels of malnutrition

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/comments-analysis/for-an-aspiring-global-power-india-suffers-from-shocking-levels-of-malnutrition/articleshow/37046153.cms


Food policy: The national fight against malnutrition

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-10/news/48083987_1_malnutrition-ngos-veena-s-rao


Forging a link between agriculture and nutrition in the Karnataka Nutrition Mission, India

http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2013/10/18/veena-rao-forging-a-link-between-agriculture-and-nutrition-in-the-karnataka-nutrition-mission-india/?g=widget_default


The link between agriculture and nutrition in India

http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2013/10/07/veena-rao-the-link-between-agriculture-and-nutrition-in-india/?g=widget_default


Cultural Change Is Essential

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: 10.1136/bmj.d7242 (Published 11 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7242


India's 2012 Budget-a paradigm shift in addressing India's undernutrition

http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2012/04/16/veena-s-rao-indias-2012-budget-a-paradigm-shift-in-addressing-indias-undernutrition/


Veena Rao on addressing undernutrition in India

http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2012/05/03/veena-rao-on-addressing-undernutrition-in-india/

Latest News

     Interview of Ms Veena S Rao, Mission Advisor, with Ms Birag Swain, News Laundry - Data is not just something in the computer, it is a human thing: Veena S Rao

     PROGRESS - COHORT GROUP - MARCH 2018.

     PROGRESS - GENERAL GROUP - MARCH 2018​.

     A short film 'Light in Hidden Darkness' on the Karnataka Multisectoral Nutrition Pilot Projects, also supported by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)​.

     PROGRESS - COHORT GROUP, DECEMBER 2017.

Module on Food and Nutritional Security introduced in Akkamahadevi University, Vijayapura.

Veena Rao: India’s National Nutrition Mission—a missed opportunity

Japan Social Development Foundation (JSDF) and Policy and Human Resource Development (PHRD) Program Management Team visited Karnataka Multi Sectoral nutrition Pilot Project, Chincholi Block on 26th March 2018

2nd Orientation Workshop on Module on Food/Nutrition Security and Public Policy held on 8th January, 2018

Module on Food/Nutrition Security and Public Policy conceptualized by KCNM taught in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, academic year 2017-18.
It will be taught in the next semester in Akkamahadevi Womens University, Vijayapura and Azim Premji University, Bangalore.


Nutrition Indicators – Progress from December, 2015 (Baseline) till September, 2017 – Cohort Group

Project Beneficiaries’ Pictures – Before and After

IEC and household counselling works for dietary diversification and changing food habits

Article in “Deccan Herald”

Bicycles distribution to Village Nutrition Volunteers (VNVs) under the World Bank/JSDF assisted Karnataka Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Pilot Project implemented by Karnataka Comprehensive Nutrition Mission

Orientation Workshop on Module on Food/Nutrition Security and Public Policy held on 22nd July, 2017

Feedback from the field after Shakti Vita (Energy Food)

Advertisement and EOI (Expression of Interest) from specialized food and agribusiness consulting Agencies/Organizations to conduct a Feasibility Study of introducing Low Cost Energy Dense Food (EDF) in the market through the Private Sector. EOI - Innovative project

Advertisement - Tender Notification 05.06.2017

TOR - Feasibility study

Latest feedback from the field

30 hour Module on Food/Nutrition Security and Public Policy for Post-graduate Programmes in Public Policy

Innovative proposal under Karnataka Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Pilot Project becomes Grand Challenge – Karnataka – Call 4

IEC for behavioral change

Workshop on Karnataka Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Pilot Projects held on 2nd February, 2017 under the aegis of Government of Karnataka and World Bank Highlights of Workshop on Karnataka Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Pilot Projects held on 2nd February, 2017 under the aegis of Government of Karnataka and World Bank Govt. of Karnataka and World Bank Workshop on Karnataka Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Pilot Projects - 2nd February, 2017.
1. Programme
2. KCNM Strategy Paper
3. Innovative Pr- Food/Nutrition Security and Public Policy
4. Innovative Pr – Low cost EDF
5. Workshop Background Paper
* Annexure 2
Field visits by Advisor, KCNM to Devadurga and Chincholi Blocks on 22nd to 23rd December,2016 Energy Dense Food(EDF) distribution started from 26th December,2016 at Devadurga Block, Raichur District Energy Dense Food (EDF) distribution started from 26th October, 2016 at Chincholi Block, Kalaburagi District. The Contract agreement signed between the Mission Director, KSRLPS and NGO, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) for implementing the JSDF/World Bank assisted Karnataka Multi-sectoral Nutrition Pilot Project at Chincholi Block in Kalburagi District and Devadurga Block in Raichur District. KSRLPS invites EOI from Media Agencies/Organisations for Multimedia IEC Services for the World Bank assisted Karnataka Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Pilot Project KSRLPS invites EOI from Consultancy Agencies/Organizations for Concurrent Monitoring services for the World Bank assisted Karnataka Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Pilot Project” Grant Agreement for Karnataka Mutli-Sectoral Nutrition Pilot Project in Chincholi Block, Gulbarga District, and Devadurga Block, Raichur District, signed by Department of Economic Affairs, Govt. of India and the World Bank on July 15, 2014. Strategy Paper of Karnataka Comprehensive Nutrition Mission. Cabinet approves projects at the two Blocks - Chincholi in Gulbarga District and Devdurga in Raichur District funded by JSDF/World Bank Grant. Target groups being given Energy Dense Food in Shikaripura Block. Target groups being given Energy Dense Food in Gubbi Block. Energy Dense Food Production Unit and Awareness Programme inaugurated at Ambargoppa, Shikaripura Block on 10/10/2013 by Honorable MP, Sri B.Y. Raghavendra, Shimoga District, Deputy Commissioner, Shimoga District and CEO, Zilla Panchayat, Shimoga District. Feasibility Study :Linking Agriculture to Nutrition - Mechanisms to Improve Access to Nutritious Horticultural Produce by BOP Communities
Funded by GAIN
Karnataka Nutrition Mission receives Grants from JSDF/World Bank for projects in two Blocks - Chincholi in Gulbarga District and Devdurga in Raichur District. Pilot Implementation at Gubbi and Shikaripura U.N Team on food security meets Chief Minister
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