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Poshan Maah launched in Senapati District

Deputy Commissioner, Senapati Mahesh Chaudhari, IAS, stated that Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN) Abhiyaan was launched in March 2018 with a multi- ministerial convergence mission to resolve malnutrition among children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers in

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Senapati: The District Administration, Senapati, Manipur in collaboration with ICDS, Senapati launched the Poshan Maah under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana at DC Conference Hall Wednesday.

Speaking on today’s programme, Deputy Commissioner, Senapati Mahesh Chaudhari, IAS, stated that Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN) Abhiyaan was launched in March 2018 with a multi- ministerial convergence mission to resolve malnutrition among children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers in a targeted approach to reduce stunting, under- nutrition, low birth weight and anaemia. He also stated that POSHAN Abhiyaan seeks to synergize efforts of key stakeholders by leveraging technology and intended to convert nutrition awareness into Jan Andolan to achieve the goals, he added.

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He said that DPM, ZEO and related DLO’s have bigger roles in reaching out the goals of the Prime Minister’s vision. He also said that village chairmen and secretaries must be called to take an active part when necessary since it has become a people movement. He also desired to set up a model school at Katomei Primary School in the district. He further said that the Senapati district is doing well in fighting against malnutrition.

The DC, Senapati also led the oath-taking and followed by the members present to make children, adolescents and women Healthy and free from malnutrition.

The programme was attended by District Level Officer’s and Sub- Divisional Officer’s.

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