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First meeting of Executive Committee under POSHAN

Published on March 14, 2018
The Executive Committee held its first meeting to decide on the roadmap for the Mission. The Committee headed by Sh. Rakesh Srivastava is the apex body for all Nutrition related activities under the POSHAN Abhiyaan ((PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment). 

 First meeting of Executive Committee under POSHAN

Decisions Taken in the Meeting

  • Annual release of India Nutrition Report 
  • Gram Panchayats to hold meetings to discuss the Nutritional aspects and their implementation along with Health and Sanitation issues on Ambedkar Jayanti(14th April) this year, 
  • Adaptation of best practices of states across the country which are successful in reducing Stunting, Anaemia and Malnutrition
  • A detailed survey of the people who are outside the Anganwadi System

About POSHAN Abhiyaan

POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched by the Prime Minister in Jhunjhunu on 8th March 2018.  A three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18 is been approved for the same. The Executive Committee under POSHAN Abhiyaan providing key policy directions, work towards integration of Nutrition components of various schemes and ICDS-CAS of WCD Ministry and RCH portal of Health Ministry for data flow and timely interventions
Activities under POSHAN Abhiyaan:
  • Implementation of Convergence Action Plan at State/UT Level.
  • Procurement of Smartphones, Tablets and Growth Monitoring Devices by States/UTs.
  • Roll-Out of ICDS-CAS(Common Application Software).
  • Implementation of ILA(Incremental Learning Approach) and CBE(Community based events).

Expected Questions

What does POSHAN stand for?
a. PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment
b. PM’s Overarching Scheme for Hostile Nourishment
c. PM’s overcollateralized Scheme for Hazardous Nurturing
d. None of the above

Who is the head of the Executive Committee for all Nutrition related activities under the POSHAN Abhiyaan ((PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment)?
a. Pritam Shashank
b. K Sivaram Reddy
c. Divesh Luthra
d.  Rakesh Srivastava

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