Public Health and Nutrition

The programme was initiated in 1994 as “Food and Nutrition. The thrust from the beginning of the programme was to develop technological and clinical solutions for the Nutrition related problems like malnutrition, anemia, diarrhoea, stunting etc.


Addressal of micronutrient deficiencies, severe acute malnutrition, food fortification, probiotics for human health and well-being, food safety, molecular detection of GM traits in foods, development of low cost foods/ supplements and utilization of agricultural residues for value added products and capacity building in Food Science and Nutrition Biology.

The key questions being addressed are:

  • Why are so many women and children anemic?
  • Why are so many children still stunted?
  • Why are so many babies born small?

Success Story

Contacts Concerned Officer for more information

Programme Head / Programme Officer Dr. Sandhya R. Shenoy, Scientist F
Department Medical Biotechnology Division
Phone 011-24367192
Email sandhya[dot]shenoy[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Attached officer Dr. Manoj Kumar, Scientist C
Email manoj[dot]kr09[at]gov[dot]in