Rashtriya Poshan Maah

Guwahati, Sep 01: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launches the Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2022 in the state on Thursday. The program is organized by WCD Dept under Poshan Abhiyan at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra.

Assam CM shares a glimpse of the event on Twitter and said “Glad to launch Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2022 organized by WCD Dept under Poshan Abhiyan at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra. In view of Adarniya PM Shri @narendramodi ji’s vision of a Suposhit Bharat, our Govt has taken up many programmes to eradicate malnutrition & anemia in Assam.”

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is celebrating the 5th Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2022 from 1st to 30th September 2022. This year, the objective is to trigger Poshan Maah through Gram Panchayats as Poshan Panchayats with a key focus on “Mahila aur Swasthya” and “Bacha aur Shiksha”.

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POSHAN Abhiyaan is the Government of India’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children under 6 years of age, pregnant women, and lactating mothers. Launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition) Abhiyaan aims to address the challenge of malnutrition in a mission mode.

Focusing on the aims of POSHAN Abhiyaan, Mission Poshan 2.0 (Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0) has been launched as an integrated nutrition support program to strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach, and outcomes with a focus on developing practices that nurture health, wellness, and immunity to disease and malnutrition.

The month-long event will witness intensive activities across the country for awareness about nutrition at the ground level through sensitization drives, outreach programmes, identification drives, camps, and fairs with a special focus on pregnant and lactating women, children below six years, and adolescent girls, in order to realize the vision of ‘Swasth Bharat’.

Special focus will be given to the importance of rainwater conservation among women at Anganwadi centers and on traditional foods in tribal areas for healthy mothers and children.