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Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani’s visit to Dharavi ICDS Centre in Mumbai

Posted On: 06 SEP 2021 1:32PM by PIB Mumbai

: Mumbai, September 6, 2021

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani visited an Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Centre at Dharavi in Mumbai today.

The Minister interacted with various citizens receiving benefits under the Scheme and also visited their homes. Smt Irani is in Mumbai, as a part of various targeted outreach activities under POSHAN Maah 2021, under the Central Government’s Poshan Abhiyaan. 

The Minister also distributed nutrition kits and fruit baskets to pregnant women, lactating mothers and children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

 

 Today’s programme, at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporations’s G- North Ward, was organized as a part of Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram.

Minister inaugurates Digital Guddi-Gudda Board

On the occasion, the WCD Minister also inaugurated a Digital Guddi Gudda Board at the ICDS premises. The board is used for updating, monitoring and giving visibility to birth statistics, under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative. It also displays information and educational material on the scheme, and thus acts as a medium for advocacy and information. The Board is a digital innovation, conceived by Jalgaon District of Maharashtra, under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.

About Poshan Abhiyan

POSHAN Abhiyaan is Government of India’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, adolescent Girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Focusing on the aims of POSHAN Abhiyaan, Mission Poshan 2.0 (Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0) has been announced in the Budget 2021-2022 as an integrated nutrition support programme, to strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach and outcomes with focus on developing practices that nurture health, wellness and immunity to disease and malnutrition.

In order to ensure community mobilization and bolster people’s participation, every year, the month of September is celebrated as POSHAN Maah across the country.

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