New Concept was engaged by UNICEF to organise a Roundtable on Routine Immunisation in Lucknow to bring together noted editors of media houses and seek their suggestions on comprehensive coverage of Routine Immunisation in UP.
A day-long consultation on ‘Improving Urban Health’ was organised in Lucknow by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh, in collaboration with Urban Health Initiative (UHI).
The National Nutrition Conclave was organized from August 12-14, 2007 at the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, (MSSRF), Chennai, India, with the object to re-energize the expanded nutrition community and increase collaboration and commitment to take the selected actions forward. The write-up highlights the participation of the professionals from diverse areas and their coordinated efforts to make nutrition-secure India a reality.
To lift the bottom end of the economy, the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme was created by the Department of International Development of the UK Government (DFID) and handed over to a team of Management Consultants comprising Development Alternatives and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) organises a national conference to examine issues related to effective functioning of the District Planning Committees.
Article 243 ZD of the Constitution of India mandates the setting up of District Planning Committees (DPCs) in every state. The DPCs are intended to consolidate the plans prepared by the panchayats and municipalities in the district and to prepare the draft development plan for the entire district. However, the progress in formation of DPCs has been slow, with only 19 states having implemented Article 243 ZD in the right spirit.
The path of development is paved with milestones of major initiatives, decisive turns and situations that have a profound impact on project outcomes, which need to be documented to inform future interventions and to create an objective factual record of programme/project planning and implementation.