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Andhra Pradesh ranked 1st in country for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan

News:NITI Aayog has released a report on the performance of States in the implementation of Poshan Abhiyan.

Facts:

Key takeaways from the report:

  • Andhra Pradesh ranked 1st in country for the overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan
  • On the other hand,Tamil Nadu tops the list of the states in terms of the number of participants in the programme.

About Poshan Abhiyan:

  • The Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition or POSHAN Abhiyan or National Nutrition Mission was launched in 2018.It is implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • Aim:To achieve improvement in nutritional status of Children (0-6 years) and Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) in a time-bound manner and ensure attainment of malnutrition free India by 2022
  • 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.It would strive to achieve reduction in Stunting from 38.4% (NFHS-4) to 25% by 2022.
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