Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Mission Poshan 2.0 as a part of the Union Budget 2021-22 on February 1, 2021. Mission Poshan 2.0 comprises the supplementary nutrition program and the Poshan Abhiyan. The Poshan 2.0 will intend at improving and strengthening nutritional necessities, delivery, outreach, and outcomes.
The Finance Minister said that the government is going to use an enhanced strategy to improve nutritional results across 112 aspirational districts.
FM Sitharaman declared that out of Rs 24,435 crore allotted to the Women Child Development (WCD) Ministry followed by Rs 20,105 crore has allotted to Saksham Anganwadi and Mission Poshan 2.0.
Union Women and Child Minister Smriti Irani said that Mission POSHAN 2.0 will target 112 districts and enhance plans that will promote health, wellness & nutrition of children and pregnant women thereby making a collective effort towards abolishing malnutrition from its roots.
Mission POSHAN 2.0, prioritizing 112 aspirational districts, will develop practices that will nurture health, wellness & immunity of children and pregnant women thereby making a concerted effort towards eradicating malnutrition from its roots. #AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) February 1, 2021
The sequel of the nutrition mission will also be covering the schemes like Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Anganwadi Services, Poshan Abhiyaan, Scheme For Adolescent Girls, and National Creche Scheme. Mission Poshan 1.0 was celebrated as a success that encouraged the government to add it to the Union Budget. However, due to damage caused by the pandemic government is focusing more on health and fitness. This nutrition mission is the way to improve the health of the citizens.
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