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September month to be celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’

Prime Minister’s Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment – POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi- ministerial convergence mission with the vision to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022.

Poshan Abhiyaan was launched by the Prime Minister in March last year from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan. The programme aims at achieving improvement in nutritional status of children up to six years of age, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

In his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme, last Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about malnutrition and said that due to lack of awareness, both poor and affluent families are affected by it.

The purpose of celebrating the Poshan month is to take the message of nutrition to every nook and corner of the country and to focus on complimentary food, treatment and prevention from infections in children.

 

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