POSHAN Abhiyaan

Zero Hunger -SDG 2 does not mean give food to fill the stomach. It also means providing right nutrition . Earlier Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh called India’s very high incidence of malnutrition among children as ‘national shame’. The Prime Minister Modi took up the challenge and initated Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition or POSHAN Abhiyaan or National Nutrition Mission, is Government of India’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers Launched by the Prime Minister on the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, 2018 from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, the POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition) Abhiyaan directs the attention of the country towards the problem of malnutrition and address it in a mission-mode.

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