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Poshan Pakhwada

Current context: To celebrate the second anniversary of POSHAN Abhiyaan, “Poshan Pakhwada” will be observed during 8th -22nd March 2020.
Poshan Pakhwada
  • The two-week-long Poshan Pakhwada 2020 will be focused on “Men for Nutrition - increasing male engagement in Poshan Abhiyaan to improve Nutritional Indicators”.
  • POSHAN Abhiyaan PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8th March, 2018.
  • It aims at reducing malnutrition from the country in a phased manner, through the life cycle concept, by adopting a synergized and result-oriented approach.
  • The goals of POSHAN Abhiyaan are to achieve improvement in the nutritional status in a time bound manner with fixed targets for:
    1. Children from 0-6 years
    2. Adolescent Girls
    3. Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers
  • The Department of Women and Child Development (WCD) will be responsible for coordinating the conduct of activities for the Abhiyaan.
  • The key activities under the Pakhwada include Poshan Melas, rallies on nutrition at all levels, Prabhat pheris or groups of people etc.

Question: 

Q.1 The POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8th March ________?
a. 2016
b. 2017
c. 2018
d. 2019
Poshan Pakhwada Poshan Pakhwada Reviewed by Neha Verma on March 08, 2020 Rating: 5

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