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Dissolution of Food and Nutrition Board: Rationalizing Government Bodies

Dissolution of Food and Nutrition Board: Rationalizing Government Bodies
  • The Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), a technical branch of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) responsible for providing logistical support to community nutrition programs, has been officially dissolved as part of the government’s plan to rationalize various bodies.
  • The decision to discontinue the FNB was taken after the Cabinet meeting on April 6, 2022, following recommendations from the Principal Economic Advisor’s report on the rationalization of government bodies in November 2020.
  • Three Community Food and Nutrition Extension Units (CFNEUs) in Mumbai, Jaipur, and Bhubaneswar have been transferred to the Directorate of Estates under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • The process of transferring four immovable properties in Faridabad, Chennai, Navi Mumbai, and Kolkata is underway.
  • The Central Food Testing Laboratory in Faridabad and the Regional Food Testing Laboratory in Chennai, both owned by FNB, are being handed over to the FCI or the Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD).
  • The leased Regional Food Testing Laboratories in Navi Mumbai and West Bengal will be leased to FCI and DFPD after obtaining necessary approvals from the respective state governments.

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Published date : 28 May 2024 05:01PM

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