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Odisha PVTG Nutritional Improvement Programme (OPNIP)


Source: DTE

OPNIP is a programme to improve the nutritional status of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in Odisha.



  • Community-based creches for children of age 6 months to 3 years
  • Spot feeding centres for children aged 3-6 years
  • Maternal spot feeding centres for pregnant & lactating mothers
  • Prioritized the first 1,000 days of life when rapid growth and development take place


Community support: Local PVTG self-help groups are entrusted with managing the OPNIP interventions, which strengthens community ownership and empowers local PVTG women’s collectives in managing such nutrition interventions in their community.


Usage: The scheme can be used to highlight successful interventions for improving the health and nutrition among the PVTGs in India