ICDS inspected Decentralised Fortified Food Production Unit at Bochan, Muzaffarpur
A three member committee has been constituted by Sri R.S.P. Defter Director ICDS, Government of Bihar in the light of Direction given by Sri Atul Prasad, Principal Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar to observe and inspection of Decentralised Fortified food unit established by Nidan and BRLPS in Muzaffarpur before giving the work order for supplying Fortified food to ICDS centers.
One representative from ICDS Directorate, Govt. of Bihar, Concerned Child Development program Officer (CDPO) and one state representative of BRLPS becomes member of this committee. The committee members visited the Decentralised Fortified food production unit at Bochahan in Muzaffarpur on 7th September 2017.
Ms. Sweta Sahay, in-charge ECCE & Training, ICDS Directorate from State, Ms. Onam Kumari, CDPO- Bochahan, Ms. Chandani Kumari, lady Supervisor of ICDS, Mr Raibahadur representative of Care India (supports in the work of ICDS), Ms. Somya, State Health and Nutrition Manager from BRLPS, Mr. Santosh Kumar Sonu, District Program Manager Muzaffarpur, Mr. Ranjan Kumar, District Health and Nutrition Manager, Mr. Manish Kumar, Block Program Manager – Bochahan, Ms. Munni Kumari Community coordinator, Ms. Nilam Sharma President of Deepmala Cluster federation, Mr. Rakesh Tripathi, State Manager- Nidan Mr. Nilesh Kumar program coordinator- Nidan were present during the visit.
These officers has tested the products and found well, they observe the hygiene issues, costing of the product, packaging line of the product, Training to the workers, required licenses to run the factory, capacity of production etc. We started all the machines and show them – how the production process being completed and what are the protocols we are maintaining during the production. The representative of ICDS has given some direction to the Manager of factories regarding the maintaining hygiene and production parameters. They also calculate the production cost and suggested to provide good quality of packaging. They also informed us that central Government has planning to revise the cost of THR very soon.
We observed that the team feels good and happy to see the initiative as Mr. Shweta Sahay given direction to the CDPO and concerned team of ICDS to be prepared and complete entire necessary works to smooth supply of WHEATAMIX at the ICDS centers. She also asked nidan and BRPLS to provide training to Anganwadi workers regarding the probable recipes by this product.
She also advised us to meet again to the Director and Principal Secretary in this week. She will probably submit the inspection report by 13th September 2017.