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NITI Aayog and World Food Program Releases Report – Take Home Ration.

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  • NITI Aayog and World Food Program today launched a report titled ‘Take Home Ration-Good Practices across the State/Union Territories’.
  • The report presents a set of good and innovative practices adopted in the implementation of the Take Home Ration value chain by the States and UTs.


Key Highlights:

  • Government of India provides Take Home Ration under the Supplementary Nutrition component of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) to fill the gap in nutrition among children as well as pregnant and lactating women (PLW).
  • Compilation of Innovations: The document on good practices compiles and collates innovations in Take Home Ration(THR) programmes in various States and Union Territories.
  • Generating catalogue of good practices: Aspects related to production, formulation, distribution, labelling, packaging, monitoring, quality assurance, and social and behavioural change have been reviewed to generate a catalogue of good practices.
  • Adopting good practices: This document will help State Governments/Union Territories to adopt good practices in their THR programmes.”


Suggestions in the report:

  • In order to realize the full potential of the THR, all components of this value chain need to function at optimum.
  • Building a robust system for procurement, supply chain management and monitoring that ensures complete transparency, standardized process, sustainability, full coverage, leverages local ties, fosters a culture of collaboration and builds trust within a community.


Good practices by States/UTs:


Current Affairs


UN World Food Programme(WFP):

●      The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

●      Born in 1961, the WFP strives to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, with the ultimate goal in mind of eliminating the need for food aid itself.

●      It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and part of its Executive Committee.

●      WFP food aid is also directed to fight micronutrient deficiencies, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and combat diseases, including HIV and AIDS.


Insta Links:

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)



Practice Questions:

Q. With reference to Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), consider the following statements:

  1. The beneficiaries under ICDS are children in the age group of 0-6 years and Pregnant women only.
  2. ICDS is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by state governments and union territories.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: (a)


  • ICDS is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by state governments and union territories.
  • The scheme is universal covering all the districts of the country.
  • The Scheme has been renamed Anganwadi Services.
  • Beneficiaries
    • Children in the age group of 0-6 years
    • Pregnant women
    • Lactating mothers

Source: PIB