'Rashtriya Poshan Maah'

Published on September 02, 2019
Current context: The Government of India has decided to observe the whole month of September as the 'Rashtriya Poshan Maah'.
'Rashtriya Poshan Maah'
  • The 'Rashtriya Poshan Maah' would begin from 1st September and the theme for the year is “Complementary Feeding”.
  • The Poshan month is celebrated to spread the message of nutrition to every citizen and enhance their focus on treatment and prevention from infections in children, complimentary food, overall health etc.
  • POSHAN Abhiyaan is a Scheme for Holistic Nourishment with a vision to address malnutrition by 2022.
  • The multi- ministerial convergence mission was launched the Prime Minister in March 2018 from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.
  • The Programme aims to improve the nutritional status of children up to 6 years of age, pregnant women and lactating mothers, adolescent girls etc.


Q.1 Which month in 2019 was celebrated as the 'Rashtriya Poshan Maah'?
a. June
b. August
c. September
d. November

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