Published on: September 2, 2021



What is in news : Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to celebrate the POSHAN MAAH throughout the month September

Details :

  • Celebrated as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • Focused and assimilated approach in order to improve Holistic Nutrition and ensure speedy and intensive outreach
  • Entire month has been subdivided into weekly themes
    • 1st to 7th September is – Plantation Activity as “PoshanVatika”.
    • Second week of September is Yoga and AYUSH for Nutrition
    • Third week is “Distribution of ‘Regional Nutrition Kit’ to Anganwadi beneficiaries in High Burden Districts”.
    • Last week of September has been set as “Identification of severe acute malnourished children and distribution of nutritious food”.

About POSHAN Abhiyaan

  • Stands for Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition
  • Improve nutritional outcomes for pregnant women, lactating mothers, children and adolescent Girls.


  • Announced POSHAN 2.0 programme in Budget 2021-2022
  • With the focus on aims of POSHAN Abhiyaan
  • Integrated nutrition support programme that seeks to strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach and outcomes.
  • Focuses on developing practices that nurture health, wellness and immunity towards disease and malnutrition.