Hisht – Pusht Ranchi

To reduce malnutrition in Ranchi through convergence of departments, upgrade of infrastructure, capacity-building of prime workers and data infrastructure development



To achieve the desired outcome of malnutrition reduction as specified in the National Nutrition Mission

Better monitoring & evaluation of the growth data ( height, weight & measurements ) to ensure data driven interventions

To make Anganwadi centres a place of learning rather than a feeding ground


Building the capacity of prime workers i.e. AAA, would ensure better implementation of programs. This requires extensive training in consonance with the digital world.

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Upgrade of physical infrastructure would ensure that the indicators across sectors in health & education are improved for greater impact

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Better data infrastructure in the district will help in finding the gaps and result in better usage of resources. It would also lead to better monitoring & evaluation of the interventions

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Social Causes
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • 03 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • 04 - Quality Education
  • 06 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 09 - Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
  • 13 - Climate Action


The initiative Hisht – Pusht Ranchi intends to reduce malnutrition in Ranchi District. All the health and nutrition intervention is been done through Health, Social Welfare departments & Self-Help Groups. Extensive mapping of both human and capital resource is been done. In order to strengthen the monitoring mechanism, another layer has been added using the Self Help Groups. The initiative involves extensive use of data in monitoring as well as evaluation of interventions. It requires capacity building of prime workers as well as the upgradation of Anganwadi Centres. Through this initiative, aim is to reduce the nutrition indicators in consonance with the National Nutrition Mission.


DHFL: Supports Ranchi in improving the system & infrastructure of the Anganwadi Centres


December 2019
  • Co-ordination of Health, social welfare departments & Self- help groups
January 2019 Training workshops to introduce indicators catered to:

  • Community Health Workers
  • Pregnant mothers
  • Parents of younger children
February 2019
  • Develop a database with centralised information paired with a data collection platform for data entry CHW’s

Initiative Lead
Rai Mahimapat Ray Deputy Commissioner, District Magistrate and Collector, Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Office (Ranchi district)

Nodal agency for all the development activities in the district ranging from malnutrition reduction to education to agriculture catering to over 2.9 million citizens spread over 5097 sq km.

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