Zero Hunger Programme (ZHP)

Zero Hunger Programme (ZHP) 

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Zero Hunger Programme (ZHP)

Launched: 2017 


  •  It will be initiated by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). The concerned state government will also be involved in the programme. 
  • The program aims to address the intergenerational and multifaceted malnutrition through sectoral coordination. 
  •  It will act as a model of integrated approach to deal with hunger and malnutrition. 
Salient Features of ZHP 

  •  It is a dedicated farm-based programme in sync with India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030 
  • It was launched in three districts, namely- Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra, on 16 October 2017. 
  • These three districts would act as a model of an integrated approach adopting suitable agricultural/ horticultural practices. 
  • The programme consists of organisations of farming system for nutrition, setting up genetic gardens and initiation of ‘Zero Hunger’ training. 
  •  A genetic garden for biofortified plants/crops contains the germplasm of naturally biofortified crops or such crops through plant breeding.
  •  It has plants and crops that help supplement micronutrient deficiencies, including Iron,iodine,vitamin A and zinc among other

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