Poshan Abhiyan: Andhra Pradesh Tops In Overall Implementation

  • NITI Aayog has released a report on the performance of States in the implementation of Poshan Abhiyan.
  • Andhra Pradesh ranked 1st in country for the overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan.
  • Tamil Nadu topped the list of the states in terms of the number of participants in the programme.
  • 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.
  • The scheme aims at achieving 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.