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Topic :  GS Paper 2 - Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

India is moving ahead with its goal of reducing child stunting in the country. To support the first phase of National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan) the government has signed an agreement with the World Bank for a loan of $200-million.

The loan will be utilised for improving the nutrition status in 315 districts across all the States and Union Territories.

National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan)

  • The Mission was launched on March 8, 2018 from Rajasthan.
  • The goal of the mission is to reduce stunting in children of 0-6 years age group in the country from the current 38.4 per cent to 25 per cent by 2022.
  • Funds under the mission will be majorly mobilised to scale-up interventions which are already being taken up under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP).
  • This is to be done at all districts in the country over a period of three years.

The ISSNIP Project involves –

  1. Providing improved nutrition services to pregnant and lactating women and children less than three years of age.
  2. Investing in skills and capacities improvements of ICDS staff and community nutrition workers.
  3. Grievance redress mechanism
  4. Establishing mobile technology based tools for improved monitoring and management of services for better outreach to beneficiaries during the critical 1,000 day window for nutrition impact.
  5. Focusing on results, the project will ensure convergence of all nutrition-related schemes and provide performance-based incentives to community nutrition and health workers and states.