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Poshan Abhiyan or national nutrition mission(NNM) was launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in Jhunjunu, Rajasthan in March 2018 with an aim to achieve Malnutrition free India by 2022. It focused on holistic development and to provide nutrition to women, children and mothers.

How India is likely to miss its targets?

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According to the report released by the journal The Lancet; Global Burden of Disease study 1990-2017, India will miss its targets for stunting levels of 25% by 9.6%, low birth level of 11.4% by 8.9%, underweight target of 22.7% by 4.8%, anaemia level among children and women of 44.7% by 11.7% and 39.4% by 13.8% respectively.

More about Poshan Abhiyaan or NNM

This program was aimed to give benefits to 10 crore people. It has to be implemented in three phases; from 2017-18 to 2019-20. According to National family health, survey-4 stunting has to be reduced to 25% by 2022( also called mission 25 by 2022). Ministry of women and child development is the nodal ministry implementing it into three phases. The first phase will cover 315 districts, 235 districts will cover in the second phase and rest will be covered in the third phase.

Courtesy: WCD India

Schemes Under Poshan Abhiyaan

  • Infant and Young Child Feeding(IYCF)
  • Food and nutrition immunization
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene(WASH)
  • Food fortification, ORS-Zinc
  • Adolescent nutrition
  • Maternal health and nutrition
  • Institutional delivery
  • Early Childhood care and education
  • Integrated child development services-CAS(common application software).
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