National Nutrition Mission

Under POSHAN Abhiyaan [erstwhile National Nutrition Mission (NNM)], all districts of the 36 States/UTs have been covered in a phased manner.

Approximately 10.55 lakh field functionaries which include Anganwadi Workers (AWWs), Lady Supervisors(LSs), Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs), District Project Officers (DPOs) and State Project Monitoring Unit(SPMU) Officers have been trained on various Modules of Increment Learning Approach (ILA) and ICDS-CAS to strengthen implementation and operational preparedness under this Abhiyaan.

During Financial Year 2017-18 and 2018-19, a sum of ₹ 61.92 Crore has been spent under the Head -“Information, Education and Communication (IEC), Advocacy and Jan Andolan” under POSHAN Abhiyaan

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.