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363 POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards were given for 2018-19

363 POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards were given for 2018-19

Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) recognized significant contributions of State Governments, District teams, Block level teams and Field Functionaries at the POSHAN Abhiyaan Award Ceremony for 2018-19 held in New Delhi.

The POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards Ceremony was graced by Union Minister for Women & Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani.

Total 363 POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards were given away with total cash prize of Rs 22 crore. Twenty-two certificates of appreciation were also given to the line Ministries and Development Partners.

Nine States - Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand and three Union Territories - Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli were given 23 excellence awards consisting of a certificate and cash prize for ICDS-CAS implementation and capacity building, convergence, behaviour change and community mobilisation.

About POSHAN Abhiyaan

POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India) Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision to ensure attainment of malnutrition free India by 2022. It was launched in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan in March 2018.

It aims to reduce the nutrition evidence gap in India by synthesizing, generating, and mobilizing nutrition evidence.

The 5 pillars of POSHAN Abhiyaan are - importance of First 1000 days, detection and right treatment of Anemia & Diarrohea, Personal Hygiene, Sanitation and Nutritious food.

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