September month to be celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’


File photo: Rashtriya Poshan Maah

File photo: Rashtriya Poshan Maah

The entire month of September beginning today will be celebrated as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah. This year the theme is Complementary Feeding. Prime Minister’s Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment – POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi- ministerial convergence mission with the vision to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022.

Speaking about malnutrition in his Mann ki Baat programme last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, due to lack of awareness, both poor and affluent families are affected by it.

Earlier, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani had appealed to the stakeholders including Anganwadi workers to reach out to every household on the importance of nutrition in children.