Gujarat government has spent more than Rs 2 crore for getting a survey done on prevalence of malnutrition in the state through two national institutes, but so far there is no report available on the survey.
This has been informed by Minister of State for Women and Child Development Vasuben Trivedi to Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday while replying to a starred question raised by Congress MLA from Una, Punjabhai Vansh.
According to the government’s reply, it has given work of carrying out a survey on malnutrition in Gujarat to two institutes through a resolution passed in April 2012.
The two institutes include Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) and Mumbai-based International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS).
Vansh had sought details about payments made to the two institutes by the state government till December 2015. Replying to this, the state minister stated that NIN was paid Rs 84.57 lakh whereas, IIPS was paid Rs 1.20 crore till December 12, 2015.
Vansh had asked the Assembly for details on whether the agencies had submitted any report.
To this, the minister has stated that no report has been received by the state government from the two institutes.