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Ministry of Women and Child Development NATIONAL NUTRITION MISSION Posted On: 03 DEC 2021 6:19PM by PIB Delhi POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched in

Ministry of Women and Child Development

NATIONAL NUTRITION MISSION

Posted On: 03 DEC 2021 6:19PM by PIB Delhi

POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched in March 2018 to achieve improvement in nutritional status of Children from 0-6 years, Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers in a time bound manner and to achieve reduction in stunting and wasting in children (0-6 years) as well as reduction in anaemia in women, children and adolescent girls. The Abhiyaan has been rolled out in 36 States/UTs covering 738 Districts. Components under POSHAN Abhiyaan include ICT Application, Convergence, Community Mobilization, Behavioural Change & Jan Andolan, Capacity Building, Incentives and Awards and Innovations.

  1. districts of Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu including Ajmer and Thiruvannamalai district are covered under POSHAN Abhiyaan. Under the Abhiyaan, a total of 45,65,877 & 34,15,545 beneficiaries are availing services in the States of Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu respectively. The State/UT wise details of funds allocated in the last three years is at Annexure I which includes States of Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

Under Capacity Building component of POSHAN Abhiyaan, approx., 10.22 lakh frontline functionaries have been successfully trained. Additionally, approx. 6.61 lakh field functionaries have undergone training through digital platform. Also, till date, 8.3 lakhs Anganwadi Workers/ Anganwadi Helpers have been trained in the ICT application (Poshan Tracker).

Government has taken measures to strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach and outcomes with focus on developing practices that nurture health, wellness and immunity to disease and malnutrition. Steps have also been taken to improve nutritional quality and testing, strengthen delivery and leverage technology under Poshan Tracker to improve governance. Streamlined Guidelines were issued for transparency and accountability in delivery of supplementary nutrition and to track nutritional outcomes on 13.01.2021. Government has advised States/UTs to ensure that the quality of supplementary nutrition conforms to prescribed standards laid down under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and regulations made there under. States/UTs have also been advised to promote use of AYUSH systems for prevention of malnutrition and related diseases. A programme to support development of Poshan Vatikas at Anganwadi centers to meet dietary diversity gap leveraging traditional knowledge in nutritional practices has also been taken up. As informed by States/UTs, Poshan Vatikas have been developed in 4.37 lakh Anganwadi Centres. Further, during Poshan Pakhwada 2021, 1.10 lakh saplings of medicinal plants were planted.

 This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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Annexure-I

State/UT-wise details of funds released and utilised from F.Y. 2018-19 to 2020-21 under POSHAN Abhiyaan

Amount in lakhs

SN

State/UT

Total Central Funds released from 2018-19 to 2020-21

Total Central Funds utilization as on 31st March 2021

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

936.25

421.44

2

Andhra Pradesh

25363.32

16601.84

3

Arunachal Pradesh

2815.88

708.11

4

Assam

32948.67

18117.52

5

Bihar

49365.6

27823.99

6

Chandigarh

1099.87

513.96

7

Chhattisgarh

12137.21

6505.25

8

Dadra Nagar Haveli and

774.31

682.98

Daman & Diu

686.7

9

Delhi

3327.18

2432.58

10

Goa

456.04

222.24

11

Gujarat

29976.16

21769.01

12

Haryana

6808.82

4326

13

Himachal Pradesh

10973.21

7010.78

14

Jammu & Kashmir

9178.53

7912.09

15

Jharkhand

8154.95

5245.93

16

Karnataka

14276.52

11133.42

17

Kerala

10974.73

6696.51

18

Ladakh

164.59

51.41

19

Lakshadweep

427.36

287.27

20

Madhya Pradesh

39398.53

18516.83

21

Maharashtra

58390.84

40154.5

22

Manipur

4389.99

2138.4

23

Meghalaya

5073.39

4979.05

24

Mizoram

2732.96

2575.03

25

Nagaland

5327.67

5239.26

26

Odisha

16358.58

7555.69

27

Puducherry

943.62

264.58

28

Punjab

7346.86

2470.04

29

Rajasthan

23830.57

10349.79

30

Sikkim

1370.99

1276.83

31

Tamil Nadu

25931.46

19476.85

32

Telangana

17906.84

14824.33

33

Tripura

4135.95

3155.13

34

Uttar Pradesh

56968.96

19219.28

35

Uttarakhand

13574.89

7898

36

West Bengal

26751.08

0

Total

531279.08

298555.92

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