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Launch of Aahaar kranti

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  • April 14, 2021
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Launch of Aahaar kranti

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Health 

In news

  • `Aahaar Kranti’ Mission was launched recently. 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Health 

Key takeaways 

  • Aim: To spread the message of the need for a nutritionally balanced diet and to understand the importance of access to all local fruits and vegetables.
  • Launched by: Vijnana Bharati (Vibha) and Global Indian Scientists’ and Technocrats’ Forum (GIST) 
  • Motto: ‘Good Diet-Good Cognition’
  • It is designed to address the problem of `hunger and diseases in abundance’
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)’s Pravasi Bharatiya Academic and Scientific Sampark (Prabhaas) is collaborating along with various central and state government ministries and agencies 
  • Focus: Training teachers, who, in turn, will pass on the message to the multitudes of students, and through them to their families and finally the society at large.
  • Such a strategy was adopted for the eradication of Polio and it turned out to be a grand success.

Do you know? 

  • Studies estimate that India produces as much as two times the amount of calories that it consumes. 
  • However, many in the country are still malnourished. 
  • The root cause of this strange phenomenon is a lack of nutritional awareness in all sections of our society.
  • The United Nations has also declared 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 
  • UN sustainable goal # 3 emphasizes on human well-being. 

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