POSHAN Abhiyaan

  • POSHAN Abhiyaan is India’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for Children, adolescents, pregnant women and lactating mothers by technology and targeted approach.
  • POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision to ensure attainment of malnutrition free India by 2022.
  • POSHAN Abhiyaan Features:
      • It is an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the Ministries.
      • The proposal consists of
        • mapping of various Schemes contributing towards addressing malnutrition
        • introducing a very robust convergence mechanism
        • ICT based Real Time Monitoring system
        • incentivizing States/UTs for meeting the targets
        • incentivizing Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) for using IT based tools
        • eliminating registers used by AWWs
        • introducing measurement of height of children at the Anganwadi Centres (AWCs)
        • Social Audits
        • Setting-up Nutrition Resource Centres, involving masses through Jan Andolan for their participation on nutrition through various activities, among others.
  • POSHAN Abhiyaan is new name of National Nutrition Mission which was set up in December, 2017.
  • It has IT enabled Common Application Software for strengthening service delivery and interventions, Community Mobilization and Awareness advocacy leading to Jan Andolan, to educate the people on nutritional aspects and capacity building of frontline functionaries