POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision to ensure attainment of malnutrition free India by 2022. POSHAN stands for Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition.
OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL NUTRITION MISSION
|Name||National Nutrition Mission|
|Official Name||The Poshan Abhiyaan|
|Launched by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Prepared by||Niti Ayog|
|Goal||Kuposhan Mukt Bharat|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Women and Child Development|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
OBJECTIVE AND BENEFITS OF NATIONAL NUTRITION MISSION
The chief objective of the mission is to reduce the level of under-nutrition and also enhance the nutritional status of children in the country.
The mission is a multi-ministerial initiative and aims at removing malnutrition from the country by 2022.
•Malnutrition in India