Poshan Jagrukta Abhiyan Organised Under POSHAN Maah

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08 September 2021 Current Affairs:Poshan Jagrukta Abhiyaan (nutrition awareness campaign) programmes had been organised by the Union Ministry for Women and Child Development and Union Ministry for Minority Affairs for women from minority communities. In the one-day program, ministers interacted with women belonging to Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Parsi, Jain and Sikh communities, as well as from poor and underdeveloped areas. These programmes have been organised under “Poshan Maah”.

About POSHAN Abhiyaan:
♦ POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition) Abhiyaan is Indian Government’s flagship program to enhance the nutritional results for adolescent girls, children, pregnant ladies and lactating mothers.
♦ Its Launched by the Indian Prime Minister on the event of International Women’s Day on eight March, 2018.
♦ The Abhiyaan seeks to tackle the problem of malnutrition in mission-mode.
♦ Mission Poshan 2.0 (Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0) has been established as an integrated nutrition support program in the 2021-2022 budget.
♦ Goal: Strengthen nutritional content, provision, outreach and results, with a focus on developing practices that foster health, wellness, and immunity to disease and malnutrition.

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