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JHARKHAND GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED THE “SAAMAR CAMPAIGN”

JHARKHAND GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED THE “SAAMAR CAMPAIGN”

Context

Recently, the Jharkhand government has launched the “SAAMAR Campaign”. 

Details

SAAMAR stands for “Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anaemia Reduction”. This campaign is introduced to tackle malnutrition in Jharkhand.

  • It is started to identify anaemic women and malnourished children.
  • It has been launched in the state with a 1000 days target.

Features of the scheme

  • SAAMAR has been launched with a 1000 days target, under which annual surveys will be conducted to track the progress.
  • It talks of convergence of various departments such as the Rural Development Department and Food and Civil Supplies and engagement with school management committees, gram sabhas among others and making them aware of nutritional behaviour.
  • Most importantly, the campaign, as per the note, also tries to target Primarily Vulnerable Tribal Groups.

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