The National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau was established under the aegis of Indian Council of Medical Research in the year 1972, with the Central Reference Laboratory at the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad. The bureau is currently in operation in the States of Andhra Pradesh,
Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
The Bureau carries out surveys under the guidance of a Steering Committee
and has been generating dynamic database on diet and nutritional status of the communities regularly, since 1975.
- To collect, on a continuous basis, on representative segments of population in each of the states data on dietary pattern and nutritional status, adopting standardized and uniform procedures and techniques, and
- T to periodically evaluate the ongoing National Nutrition Programmes to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and to recommend appropriate corrective measures.