NITI Aayog has released a review report on Poshan Abhiyaan.
● The programme must be stepped up to meet the targets set by the Centre to reduce stunting,
wasting and anaemia by 2022.
● Graduate to a POSHAN-plus strategy which apart from continued strengthening the four
pillars of the Abhiyaan also requires renewed focus on other social determinants in addition
to addressing the governance challenges of NHM/ICDS delivery mechanisms.
● Lay as much emphasis on complementary feeding as it does on breastfeeding. This can help
avert 60% of the total stunting cases in India.
About Poshan Abhiyaan:
• POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) was launched on 8th March, 2018.
• Objectives: The programme through use of technology, a targeted approach and convergence
strives to reduce the level of Stunting, Under-nutrition, Anaemia and Low Birth Weight in
Children from 0-6 years, as also, focus on Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women & Lactating
Mothers, thus holistically addressing malnutrition.
• Aims: POSHAN Abhiyaan aims to ensure service delivery and interventions by use of
technology, behavioural change through convergence and lays-down specific targets to be
achieved across different monitoring parameters over the next few years.
• POSHAN Abhiyaan targets to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia (among young
children, women and adolescent girls) and reduce low birth weight by 2%, 2%, 3% and 2% per annum respectively. Although the target to reduce Stunting is at least 2% p.a., Mission would
strive to achieve reduction in Stunting from 38.4% (NFHS-4) to 25% by 2022 (Mission 25 by
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