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Poshan Abhiyaan National Nutrition Mission Objective launch, Brief Discussion



Poshan Abhiyaan-National Nutrition Mission Launch and Objectives

Poshan Abhiyaan was launched in 2018 by the Government of India.

It is also known as the National Nutrition Mission (NNM).Under the Poshan Abhiyaan, September month of the year is considered as Poshan-Maah.

Objective of Mission

*To reduce level of under-nutrition.

*It is India's flagship scheme to improve the nutritional outcomes of adolescents ,children,pregnant women and lactating mothers.

*The term 'Poshan' stands for 'Prime Minister's Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition.

*The Mission also encompasses some other schemes like Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY),Janani Suraksha Yojana, Scheme for Adolescent

Girls(SAG),Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan PDS, National Health Mission etc.

*Anganwadi Centres are given incentives for using IT based tool and registers are eliminated by AWWs.

Along with this measurement of the height of children also takes place at Anganwadi centres.

*NITI Ayog also plays a important role in this mission.

*It aims to reduce stunting 2% annually.


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