Poshan Abhiyaan

Context: Over 57,000 migrant workers have enrolled in the One Nation, One Anganwadi program, allowing them to access government benefits for children under six and pregnant/lactating women even if they relocate.

About Poshan Abhiyan:

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  • Launched in 2018 with the objective of improving the nutritional status of Children under 6 years, Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women, and Lactating Mothers through a time-bound approach. 
  • Implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme by States/UTs.
  • Addresses malnutrition issues nationwide through various components such as ICT Application, Convergence, Community Mobilization, Behavioural Change & Jan Andolan, Capacity Building, Incentives and Awards, and Innovations. 
  • Poshan Vatikas or Nutri-gardens are being established across the country to facilitate affordable and convenient access to fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, and herbs, promoting the right kind of nourishment.

UPSC Prelims 2017

Which of the following are the objectives of ‘National Nutrition Mission’ ?

1. To create awareness relating to malnutrition among pregnant women and lactating mothers.

2. To reduce the incidence of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women.

3. To promote the consumption of millets, coarse cereals and unpolished rice. 4. To promote the consumption of poultry eggs.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 3 and 4 only

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Ans. (a)

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