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September Revolution

Government goes all out with integrated plan for a sure cure to malnutrition

September Revolution
Harvest Season |
September Revolution
outlookindia.com
2019-09-06T11:28:54+05:30

September—blessed with the harvest moon, prospects of ple­­n­ty, no one goes hungry. No wonder the government has chosen the month to talk about the nutritional requirements of a nation where one-third of the world’s malnourished lives. The challenges are plenty: one-third of India’s 1.25 billion people don’t get enough to eat; one-third of India eats only unhealthy food; one in three of our children below five is und­erweight; our future is stunted. To fight all these and more, the government has launched September as Pos­han Maah (month)—an integrated programme intended to boost the Narendra Modi government’s signature scheme, Poshan Abhiyaan, which opened in March 2018.

The prime minister’s overreaching scheme for holistic nourishment, Pos­han Abhiyaan, is a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022. “Poshan Maah 2019 will specially focus on spreading awareness and the importance of five components critical for a healthy...

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