SRINAGAR: Social Welfare department is organising National Nutrition Mission week from 1st September across the J&K state by organizing various programmes at state, district, block and village level.
Primarily National Nutrition Mission, now renamed as POSHAN Abhiyaan has been launched in a phased manner commencing from 2017-18. POSHAN Abhiyaan was formally launched by Honorable Prime Minister of India on 8th of March, 2018 at Jhunjhunu Rajasthan. Initially, 315 districts all over India have been covered under the Scheme on a pilot basis. The scheme aims to cover all the districts of the country by the end of year 2020.
The Mission aims to reduce malnourishment from the country in a phased manner through the life cycle concept by adopting a synergized and result oriented approach. The goals of POSHAN Abhiyaan are to achieve improvement in the nutritional status of children from 0-6 years, pregnant and lactating mothers in a time-bound manner during the next three years beginning from 2017-18.