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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.


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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