Malnutrition weakens the body and affects the immune system that in turn makes the body prone to diseases as it cannot fight the germs affecting it. Madhya Pradesh has 2nd of the highest malnourishment rates in the country. Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 years are attributable to undernourishment. In rural India, the issue of malnutrition is compounded by the socio-economic challenges faced by the community. Through Nutritional Projects, Darshna is working in partnership with the Women and Child Development in rural and urban communities, to fight malnutrition by the financially supported by externally aided organizations for providing nutritious life.

Source of Intervention Funding Supporters Location and Implementing duration Work Description Achievements
Food and nutrition security and enhanced resilience amongst vulnerable communities GIZ-WHH Chhatarpur District (2015-Onwards) The Project “Food and Nutrition security and enhanced resilience amongst vulnerable communities in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India‟ was initiated on the first of August 2015 through GIZ-WHH support in two targeted areas; Sheopur and Chhatarpur districts of MP and the same project will be rolling out till December 2020 for achieving its long term sustainable goal that is enhance resilience among vulnerable groups and empower local authorities for improved food and Nutrition Security. In Chhatarpur, Darshna Mahila Kalyan Samiti, which has been working for the rights of under privileged section in Madhya Pradesh But this year, the project is focusing on the sustainable development towards nutrition education of all the stakeholders of ICDS so that they can aware the community about malnutrition and hunger. The project working towards improving nutrition education by adopting Participatory learning and action tools for the training of 1880 front line workers known as Anganwadi workers who manage village based mother and child care centers and The PLA process has been rolled out in 1149 villages reaching out 96,700 women in the age group of 15-49 years for Dietary diversity among the women of reproductive age and number of children in the age group of 0-23 months and consuming the minimum acceptable diet has increased through raised awareness, and also increased access to entitlements, community based planning and monitoring of public services.
Regional Nutrition Program BMZ-WHH 50 villages of Chhatarpur District (2019-Onwards) Darshna Mahila Kalyan Samiti is executing the RNP project which is financially supported by BMZ-WHH to contribute to food and nutrition security (SDG2) amongst women of reproductive age and young children from vulnerable and food insecure families in 50 villages of Rajnagar and Bijawar Block in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.This project is focusing to support the government to scale up cost effective evidence based sustainable nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions along with building human and institutional capacities at regional, national and sub national levels. Effectively influencing 50 villages of District for providing nutrition security against malnutrition through multi sector approach.
Child Growth Monitoring Program BMZ-WHH Rajnagar Block in Chhatarpur District (2019-Onwards) Child Growth monitoring project is a digital innovative Project or study initiated in Rajnagar Block with financially supported by BMZ-WHH. Innovation of this project is to develop an Artificial Intelligence App (AIA) with the purpose to find the correct measurement of the child through tab screening process for working towards Malnutrition with the results by app. Liasoning with all govt officials of ICDS department and introduced the project’s objectives and started study by the app