NATIONAL NUTRITION MISSION
Healthcare experts call for urgent action to address COVID impact on national nutrition mission
The government is celebrating the National Nutrition Month or 'Poshan Maah' in September during which several programmes to spread awareness on the issues related to malnutrition in children, pregnant women and lactating mothers will be organised.
Meghalaya government launches Piggery Mission worth Rs 200 crore
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Unpaid for months, Anganwadi and Asha workers to hold strike on August 7-8
The scheme workers have been demanding the government withdraw the...
National Education Policy 2020 has a new focus, says Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
"One of the fundamental principles of NEP is according the highest priority to achieving foundational literacy and numeracy by all students by Grade 3, which we are committed to achieving by 2025," says Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
Most states won't meet Poshan Abhiyaan targets to curb child malnutrition: Study
Some of the states, which have reported the worst cases include Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Assam and Tripura.
Government approves launch of National Nutrition Mission
The mission, commencing 2017-18, has a target to reduce under-nutrition and low birthweight by 2 per cent each year.
Budget 2018: Over three-fold increase in National Nutrition Mission funds
This was on expected lines as the Union Cabinet had, in December last year, approved Rs 9,046 crore for the NNM for a period of three years (2017-2020).
Government wants to team up with corporates, NGOs for Nutrition Mission Plan
Officials at the Women and Child Ministry said that the government is specifically looking at collaborations with corporates and NGOs in the 115 districts that are part of the ‘aspirational’ district programme monitored by the Niti Aayog.
India, World Bank sign USD 200 million loan deal for national nutrition mission
The POSHAN Abhiyaan, an overarching scheme for holistic nourishment, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March this year at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
Aadhaar required for availing food under nutrition mission
Union Minister Virendra Kumar said the use of Aadhaar as identity document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies the government delivery processes.
Government plans to upgrade 2.5 lakh anganwadi centres in next 5 years: Women and Child Development Ministry official
Currently, a total of 13.77 lakh anganwadi centres are operational in the country with a strength of 12.8 lakh workers and 11.6 lakh helpers, as per the official data. It is still at a planning stage and is being discussed at multiple levels in the government.
India's child nutrition programme excludes poorest households: Study
Among states too, while overall utilisation has improved, high malnutrition states are relatively lagging.
PM Modi seeks governors' help to make sure benefits of central schemes reach people
The PM reminded everybody about the key role played by the country's state governors in upholding the federal structure and the constitutional framework.
PM Narendra Modi to give fillip to 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao drive' tomorrow
Directions to hold quiz on health and nutrition in schools across the state were also issued. Girls studying in schools will be informed about the quality nutritious food.
NIRDPR and UNICEF to provide communication support to national flagship programmes like Swachh Bharat
A release from NIRDPR said: "It provides Social and Behavioural Change Communications (SBCC) to State Governments as well as to Central Government Schemes such as POSHAN Abhiyaan, National Health Mission and Swachh Bharath Mission among others. It is currently operating in three states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.