POSHAN Abhiyaan

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Context

Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB) & Press Information Bureau (PIB) organised a webinar on “POSHAN Abhiyaan– Sahi Poshan Desh Roshan”. 

POSHAN Abhiyaan:

  • It was started by the Government of India in 2018.
  • The program is also called National Nutrition Mission. 
  • Poshan Abhiyaan intends to reduce health issues like stunting, undernutrition and Anemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls). 
  • They also aims to reduce low birth weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively.
  • The program has set the target to bring down stunting among children in the age group 0-6 years from 38.4% to 25% by 2022.

 

 

 

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