In the begining of the year, Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (Smriti Irani) is celebrating the Poshan Pakhwada from 16 to 31st March 2021.  Ministrie’s Department of Women & Child Development or Social Welfare will be the nodal department to look after the Poshan Pakhwada across the nationwide.

Poshan Pakhwada of 2021

The key focus of the Pakhwada are to address the nutritional challenges using the Food Forestry and to organize the Poshan Panchayats in the country. Under this, the National Medicinal Plants Board (Ministry of AYUSH), will distribute four samplings of the nutritional rich plants to each of the Anganwadi Centers. This will cater to the nutritional challenges. The distribution will be done under the supervision of the local panchayat and District Magistrate and Collector. Women and Child Development Ministry will also be organizing the awareness campaign in the country, on the topics including the malnutrition prevalence and its consequences, food forestry, Poshan Vatika, identification of SAM children and its management.

About Poshan Abhiyaan

It was launched by PM Modi on 8th March 2018. The Poshan Abhiyaan national mission seeks to improve the nutritional outcomes in the holistic manner. It also ensures that people participate on a wider manner. The mission also brings about the behavioral change at the individual and community level so as to achieve the desired goals of the mission.

About Poshan Maah

It was observed in September every year. During this nutrition-centric Jan Andolan based celebrations the momentum to set-up Poshan Vatika gained the pace. Following this, around 10.87 lakhs plantation drives were organized in the form of Kitchen Garden. This was organized at the Anganwadi level. During this period, AYUSH based interventions also helped in disseminating the knowledge on nutritional practices.

Poshan Pakhwada Being Celebrated from 16 to 31st March Poshan Pakhwada Being Celebrated from 16 to 31st March