Kohima, September 01 (NEx): Nagaland will join the nationwide campaign on Poshan Abhiyaan and celebrate Rashtriya Poshan Maah from September 1st to 30th, 2020. The entire month of September 2020 is being celebrated as Rashtriya Poshan Maah which is PM’s overreaching scheme for holistic nourishment – Poshan Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022.
The Poshan Abhiyaan launched by Prime Minister aims to achieve improvement in the status of nutrition of women and children. Jan Andolan and community mobilisation are essential components for effective implementation of Poshan Abhiyaan. In pursuance of this objective, Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan is celebrated in convergence with all stakeholders during the month of September since 2018.
Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2020 will have major activities such as identification and tracking of children with severe acute malnutrition, Plantation drives for promotion of Kitchen Gardens, child nutrition and Digital Poshan Panchayat which will be carried out at grass root level in convergence with Department of Health & Family Welfare, Social welfare, NRLM, PHED and local Administration.
According to DIPR report, various programmes will be organised at district /block and village level with participation from the different section of the society—local MLAs, Panchayat, local Leaders. Youth Leaders, Church Members, Media persons, etc. All activities will be uploaded on Jan Andolan Dashboard at poshanabhiyaan.gov.in uploaded in the different social media for creating mass movement.