CCI decides to launch Rs.350 billion project to control malnutrition, stunted growth among children

News Desk

The Council of Common Interests has decided to launch 350 billion rupees project for next five years to control malnutrition and stunted growth among children in the country.

According to media reports, the Prime Minister Imran Khan has chaired the CCI meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday. Chief Ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan also attended the meeting.

During the meeting it was also decided 50 percent of cost to the tune of around 175 billion rupees will be provided by the Federal Government and equal distribution to be made by Provincial Governments for 5 years.

The project has been named as “Tackling Malnutrition Induced Stunting in Pakistan.”

The project will target 30 percent of the total population of country with 15 million women of reproductive age group and 3.9 million children under the age of 2 years through nutrition interventions.

CCI decided that next meeting of the Council will be called in first month of next year to finalize issues related to costs of electricity, gas and fuel and also to resolve water related issues.

The Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasized that energy issues carry a national impact and it is necessary that a consensus is developed among the provinces where a win-win result is achieved for the benefit of the people of Pakistan.