National Nutrition Mission (renamed as POSHAN Abhiyaan) set up in December 2017 has in-built components of Convergence with various other programs, IT-enabled Common Application Software for strengthening service delivery and interventions, Community Mobilization and Awareness advocacy leading to Jan Andolan, to educate the people on nutritional aspects and capacity building of frontline functionaries
In order to boost the scheme, 4 meetings of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges and 7 meetings of Executive Committee have been held till date. A number of visits have been carried out by officers of the Ministry and meetings/video conferences were held with States/UTs for orientation on the Scheme. RashtriyaPoshanMaah in September 2018 and PoshanPakhawada in March 2019 were celebrated for Community Mobilization and awareness.
Under POSHAN Abhiyaan, all districts of the 36 States/UTs have been covered for implementation in a phased manner. This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.