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Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0
Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued Operational Guidelines regarding implementation of ‘Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0’.
The scheme has been approved by the Government of India for implementation during the 15th Finance Commission period 202l-22 to 2025-26.
Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0 is an Integrated Nutrition Support Programme.
It seeks to address the challenges of malnutrition in children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers through a strategic shift in nutrition content and delivery and by creation of a convergent eco-system to develop and promote practices that nurture health, wellness and immunity.
Nutrition Support for POSHAN through Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) for children of the age group of 06 months to 6 years, pregnant women and lactating mothers (PWLM); and for Adolescent Girls in the age group of 14 to 18 years in Aspirational Districts and North Eastern Region (NER);
Early Childhood Care and Education [3-6 years] and early stimulation for (0-3 years);
Anganwadi Infrastructure including modern, upgraded Saksham Anganwadi; and Poshan Abhiyaan.
The objectives of Poshan 2.0 are as follows:
To contribute to human capital development of the country;
Address challenges of malnutrition;
Promote nutrition awareness and good eating habits for sustainable health and wellbeing; and
Address nutrition related deficiencies through key strategies.