Nutrition Operation Plan

The Nutrition Operational Plan (NOP) supported by DFID (Department for International Development) has emerged as an evidence based plan to accelerate the pace of underweight reduction in Odisha.Nutrition Operation Plan focuses on the 15 'High Burden' districts of Odisha viz. Angul, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Guajarati, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sambalpur and Sundargarh. It has been developed based on the following principles and strategies to support convergent health and nutrition services at the grass root level encompassing:

  • Disease control and prevention activities;
  • Education to improve home based newborn and child care;
  • Feeding practices including diet diversification and micronutrient supplementation and greater convergent health and nutrition actions
  • Uninterrupted and qualitative delivery of ICDS services with a focus on nutritionally vulnerable, poor and socially excluded
  • Improve departmental coordination between ICDS, Health, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) and Panchayati Raj (PR) for improving child survival in the State.


Bring down malnutrition from current level of the children by four years

  •  Underweight from 41 percent to 25 percent focusing on Scheduled Tribe with an average annual reduction of 3.5 percent
  •  Stunting from 45 percent to 35 percent with an average annual reduction of 2.5 percent iii)Wasting from 20 percent to 10 percent with an average annual reduction of 2.5 percent


  • Strengthened institutional arrangements for improved access and utilization of ICDS services Decentralized planning identifying block priorities
  • Ensuring community participation in planning, implementation and monitoring
  • Strengthening Service Delivery for Nutrition
  • Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Early Childhood Education Inter departmental Convergence
  • Integrated Behaviour Change Communication (BCC)

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