The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development on June 25, 2018, announced to organize a day-long Seminar on Technology Partnerships ‘TECH-THON’ for steering POSHAN Abhiyaan on June 28, 2018, at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.
The POSHAN Abhiyaan or the National Nutrition Mission is PM Narendra Modi’s initiative for holistic nourishment.
Outcomes of the meeting:
The inclusion of 32 new districts under POSHAN Abhiyaan in the current year. This will help to saturate all districts of Union Territories (UTs) that were left out under Phase-I and Phase-II.
In-principle approval of guidelines for construction of Anganwadi centers in urban areas and slums under aanganwadi services.
The month of September will be celebrated as the National Nutrition Month every year.
POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 8th March 2018 in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
The Abhiyaan targets to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and reduce low birth weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively.
The target of the mission is to bring down stunting among children in the age group 0-6 years from 38.4% to 25% by 2022.