75 Nutrition smart villages will strengthen India’s campaign against malnutrition

What is the news?

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Government of India has said that a programme on “Nutrition Smart Village” will be initiated to strengthen the Poshan Abhiyan. 

Note: According to Welthungerhilfe, Nutrition Smart Village is an informed village that understands ‘nutrition’ in its practical terms and takes appropriate steps to address them.
About Nutrition Smart Village Programme

As part of the programme, a total of 75 villages will be adopted by All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) centres and Indian Council of Agricultural Research – Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA).

The Programme is in line with the Prime Minister’s call to adopt and transform 75 villages.

Objectives of the Programme

– To promote nutritional awareness.

– To promote Education and behavioral change in rural areas involving farm women and school children

– To harness traditional knowledge through the local recipe to overcome malnutrition and 

– To implement nutrition-sensitive agriculture through homestead agriculture and Nutri-garden.

Note: Homestead farming system is a well-established land use systems where different crops, including trees, are grown in combination with livestock

Source: This post is based on the article 75 Nutrition smart villages will strengthen India’s campaign against malnutritionpublished in PIB on 11th November 2021.

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