NITI Aayog will start ranking states on the nutrition parameter under the government run Poshan Abhiyaan.
The first meeting of the National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under Poshan (nutrition) Abhiyaan was convened by NITI Aayog on Wednesday to address the issue through coordination and review meeting between ministries.
A scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Poshan Abhiyaan was launched in March this year by the Prime Minister in Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan). The Council will submit its report to the Prime Minister every six months. NITI Aayog will work to rank the states on their efforts to reduce malnutrition. This will help continuously monitor the implementation of Poshan Abhiyaan.
NITI Aayog said the Poshan Abhiyaan seeks to provide quality nutrition to pregnant women. The meeting saw participation from various ministries of the central and state governments also. By detecting and eliminating diseases at an early stage, we can prevent irreversible damages to children and contribute to national development