Memorandum signed under Poshan Abhiyaan

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  • October 3, 2020
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Memorandum signed under Poshan Abhiyaan

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health

In news

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development for controlling Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan.

Key takeaways

  • The specific areas identified under the MoU for co-operation include: (1) Integration of AYUSH into POSHAN Abhiyaan; (2) Control of malnutrition through the principles and practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and other Ayush systems.
  • The Anganwadi worker who is providing the Ayurveda nutrition message to the community at ground level may be designated as ‘DHATRI’ – Dedicated Health Activist to Replenish the Innutrition.
  • The two Ministries have also decided to launch the hashtag #Ayush4Anganwadi for generating awareness about the activities on the digital media.

Important value additions

POSHAN Abhiyaan

  • It is Government of India’s flagship programme
  • Ministry: Ministry of Women & Child Development 
  • Objective: To improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

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