National Nutrition Mission – Features & Components of POSHAN Abhiyaan

In order to get rid of the deaths and suffering due to lack of nutrition, the Government has taken a step forward by creating NNM (National Nutrition Mission) to address this issue. The main aim of this mission is to accomplish improvement in the dietary status of youngsters in the age group of 0-6 years, pregnant ladies, and lactating moms.

National Nutrition Mission

Ailing health is not an immediate reason for death however adds to mortality and bleakness by diminishing protection from contaminants. There are various reasons for kids’ deaths like rashness, low birth weight, pneumonia, diarrhoeal illnesses, non-transmittable illnesses, birth asphyxia and birth injury, wounds, inborn oddities, intense bacterial sepsis, severe diseases, and so on. 

POSHAN Abhiyaan

POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi-clerical intermingling mission with the vision to guarantee the fulfillment of hunger-free India by 2022. The target of POSHAN Abhiyaan is to lessen hindering in distinguished Districts of India with the most elevated ailing health trouble by improving the use of key Anganwadi Services and improving the nature of Anganwadi Services conveyance. It plans to guarantee an all-encompassing turn of events and satisfactory sustenance for pregnant ladies, moms, and youngsters. 

POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) is a leadership program of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Government of India, which guarantees union with different projects i.e., Anganwadi Services, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMKVY), Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) of MWCD Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), National Health Mission (NHM), Swachh-Bharat Mission, Public Distribution System (PDS), Department Food and Public Distribution, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) is carrying out POSHAN Abhiyaan in 315 Districts in the first year, 235 Districts in the second year and the remaining regions will be shrouded in the third year. 

There are various plans straightforwardly/ in a roundabout way influencing the wholesome status of youngsters (long term’s age) and pregnant ladies and lactating moms. Disregarding these, the level of hunger and related issues in the nation is high. There is no shortage of plans except for the absence of making cooperative energy and connecting the plans to accomplish shared objectives. POSHAN Abhiyaan, through a strong combination system and different segments, would endeavor to make cooperative energy.

National Nutrition Mission Scheme

The program, through the objectives, will endeavor to diminish the degree of hindering, under-sustenance, iron deficiency, and low birth weight infants. It will collaborate, guarantee better observing, issue cautions for opportune activity, and empower States/UTs to perform, direct, and manage the line Ministries and States/UTs to accomplish objectives. 

POSHAN Abhiyaan was dispatched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan in March 2018. 

  • It focuses on reducing under-sustenance and other related issues by guaranteeing the union of different nourishment-related plans. 
  • It likewise targets hindering, under-sustenance, weakness (among little youngsters, ladies, and juvenile young ladies), and low birth rate. 
  • It will screen and survey execution of every single such plan and use existing underlying courses of action of line services any place accessible. 
  • Its enormous part includes a slow increase of intercessions upheld by ongoing World Bank helped Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP) to all areas in the country by 2022.

Components of National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan)

  • Planning of different Schemes contributing towards tending to ailing health. 
  •  Constitution of Convergence Committees at Block, District, and State Level. 
  •  Information and Communication Technology empowered Real-Time Monitoring through PDAs 
  •  Incentivizing Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) for utilizing IT-based apparatuses and taking out registers utilized by AWWs 
  •  Regular development checking of kids at the Anganwadi Centers (AWCs) 
  •  Monthly Community Based Events and Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day 
  •  Converting the Abhiyaan into a Jan Andolan with the assistance of the local area.

Features of National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan)

 The POSHAN Abhiyaan, as a peak body, will screen, regulate, fix targets and guide the nourishment-related intercessions across the Ministries. The proposition comprises of 

  • planning of different Schemes contributing towards tending to lack of healthy sustenance 
  • presenting an extremely strong assembly system 
  • ICT based Real-Time Monitoring framework 
  • boosting States/UTs for meeting the objectives 
  • boosting Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) for utilizing IT-based devices 
  • dispensing with registers utilized by AWWs 
  • presenting estimation of the stature of youngsters at the Anganwadi Centers (AWCs) 
  • Social Audits 
  • Setting up Nutrition Resource Centers, including masses through Jan Andolan for their support on sustenance through different exercises, among others.

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