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Government Of Assam Health & Family Welfare National Health Mission

Village Health Sanitation & Nutrition Committee (VHSNC)

  • The Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee play a vital role in implementing the major initiatives that are planned through the Village Health Plan. It can also be considered as a platform through which all the identified village level needs are fulfilled. Presently the State is having a total of 27673 nos. of VHSNCs who are contributing for addressing the issues related to health and its social determinants of the community.

    Generally each VHSNC have a strength of 12-15 members where the PRI member plays the role of the president and ASHA is the convenor or member secretary of the concerned VHSNC. Each of the VHSNC is granted with an untied fund of Rs 10000/- every financial year for mitigating the village level needs that are drawn through village health plan.

    The VHSNC members have also been trained on the “Hand book of VHSNC members” to make them understand about the relevant guidelines for smooth functioning of the VHSNC. They have also been oriented on the maintenance of the cash book and vouchers for each of the activity that the committee perform.