POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards

Published on August 24, 2019
Current context: Poshan Abhiyaan Awards 2018-19 were conferred by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on 23rd August 2019 in New Delhi.
POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards
  • The award is given to recognize significant contributions of State Governments, Block level teams, District teams, and Field Functionaries.
  • 23 excellence awards for ICDS-CAS implementation and capacity building, convergence, behaviour change and community mobilization were given consisting of a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 1 crore to 1st position and Rs. 50 lakh to the 2nd position.
  • For overall excellence, the award amount was Rs. 1.5 crore to 1st position holders and Rs. 75 lakh to 2nd position holders.
  • Total 363 POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards were given to the awardees with a total cash prize of Rs 22 crore.
  • Himachal Pradesh has won the highest of three national awards under the POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards.
  • Smriti Zubin Irani also launched #ThankyouAnganwadiDidi- a Short Film which recognizes the contribution of Anganwadi workers towards the development of a healthy child.

Question: 

Q.1 Which ministry has launched the Poshan Abhiyaan Awards 2018-19?
a. Ministry of Jal Shakti
b. Ministry of Women and Child Development
c. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
d. Ministry of Rural Development

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