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Ministry of Women and Child Development

Study On Impact Of Poshan Abhiyan

Posted On: 01 APR 2022 5:43PM by PIB Delhi

 POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched on 8th March, 2018, with an objective to reduce malnutrition from the country in a phased manner and achieve improvement in nutritional status of Children from 0-6 years, Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers in a time bound manner through components like ICT Application, Convergence, Community Mobilization, Behavioural Change & Jan Andolan, Capacity Building, Incentives and Awards and Innovations. The status of malnutrition (stunting, wasting, and underweight) in the country amongst children under 5 years and women (15-49 years) is provided by the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted periodically by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW). As per the report of NFHS-5 (2019-21), the nutrition indicators for children under 5 years have improved as compared with NFHS-4 (2015-16). Stunting, Wasting and Underweight has reduced from 38.4% to 35.5%, 21.0% to 19.3% and 35.8% to 32.1% respectively. The State/UT wise prevalence of Stunting Wasting and Underweight as per NFHS 5 is at annexure -I

The objectives of POSHAN Abhiyaan were to achieve improvement in nutritional status in terms of wasting, stunting and anaemia of Children from 0-6 years, Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers, in a time bound manner. The district wise status of achievement under POSHAN Abhiyaan in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh is at annexure-II

The details of funds released and utilized by both Union Government and State Government is at annexure-IIIThe State/UT wise number of beneficiaries of the POSHAN Abhiyaan Scheme including Odisha is at annexure-IV

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

 

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Annexure -I

 

State/UT wise prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight among children under five years of age as per National Family Health Survey (NFHS 5)

S. No.

Name of State/UT

Indicators

Stunting

(%)

Wasting

(%)

Underweight

(%)

INDIA

35.5

19.3

32.1

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

22.5

16

23.7

2

Andhra Pradesh

31.2

16.1

29.6

3

Arunachal Pradesh

28

13.1

15.4

4

Assam           

35.3

21.7

32.8

5

Bihar

42.9

22.9

41

6

Chandigarh

25.3

8.4

20.6

7

Chhattisgarh

34.6

18.9

31.3

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

39.4

21.6

38.7

9

Delhi

30.9

11.2

21.8

10

Goa

25.8

19.1

24

11

Gujarat

39

25.1

39.7

12

Haryana

27.5

11.5

21.5

13

Himachal Pradesh

30.8

17.4

25.5

14

Jammu & Kashmir

26.9

19

21

15

Jharkhand

39.6

22.4

39.4

16

Karnataka

35.4

19.5

32.9

17

Kerala

23.4

15.8

19.7

18

Lakshadweep

32

17.4

25.8

19

Ladakh

30.5

17.5

20.4

20

Madhya Pradesh

35.7

19

33

21

Maharashtra

35.2

25.6

36.1

22

Manipur

23.4

9.9

13.3

23

Meghalaya

46.5

12.1

26.6

24

Mizoram

28.9

9.8

12.7

25

Nagaland

32.7

19.1

26.9

26

Orissa

31

18.1

29.7

27

Puducherry

20

12.4

15.3

28

Punjab

24.5

10.6

16.9

29

Rajasthan

31.8

16.8

27.6

30

Sikkim     

22.3

13.7

13.1

31

Tamil Nadu

25

14.6

22

32

Telangana

33.1

21.7

31.8

33

Tripura

32.3

18.2

25.6

34

Uttar Pradesh

39.7

17.3

32.1

35

Uttarakhand

27

13.2

21

36

West Bengal

33.8

20.3

32.2

 

 

Annexure-II

District wise status of Stunting Wasting Underweight and Anaemia in children and women in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

 

Stunting (0-59months)

Wasting (0-59months)

Severe Wasting (0-59months)

Underweight (0-59months)

Anaemia in children (6-59months)

Anaemia in women (15-49 years)

Districts

NFHS-5

NFHS-4

NFHS-5

NFHS-4

NFHS-5

NFHS-4

NFHS-5

NFHS-4

NFHS-5

NFHS-4

NFHS-5

NFHS-4

Anantapur

36

40.3

19.3

15.2

4

4.5

40.6

39.3

55.8

53

50.5

52.7

Chittoor

27.1

31.4

14.8

18.1

6.3

4.6

27.9

32.4

54.9

46.6

51.8

48.8

East Godavari

23.1

27.7

14.3

15.3

3.8

3

22.4

27.1

66.8

63.1

63

64.6

Guntur

23.8

22.1

17.8

17.9

8.1

9.8

26.9

29.1

59.3

68.1

59.5

57.9

Krishna

29.8

22.6

14.3

20.7

5.2

5.1

21.1

27.7

65.7

58.1

60.3

59.4

Kurnool

50.5

44.1

16.7

18.8

6

4.7

46.3

37.5

70.8

54.5

58.6

54.5

Prakasam

22.6

28.2

8.7

15.3

3.3

3.6

24.7

30.3

62.6

56.3

60.4

57.7

Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore

29.2

29.4

17.2

16.9

6.9

4.3

27.8

28.7

67.5

50.4

59.4

59.1

Srikakulam

19.7

28

19.5

15.6

7.4

3.9

21.4

28.7

59.6

70.6

62.6

71.8

Visakhapatnam

31

30.1

21.5

17.2

11.2

1.5

33.5

33.1

72.6

64.5

58

66.4

Vizianagaram

36.4

36.8

19.2

18.8

8.3

4.7

32.2

34.4

66.7

78.7

64

75.5

West Godavari

31.4

28.5

11.7

14.7

4.7

3.2

22.5

30.1

62.3

55.1

63

59.9

Y.S.R.

34.4

36.3

14.1

17.9

4.2

5.8

26.7

34.4

60.6

55.8

56.1

57.7

Maharashtra

Ahmadnagar

31.7

33.4

24.9

21.7

8.6

4.2

41.2

31.1

64.5

47.3

50.3

46.1

Akola

31.8

41.2

29.4

22.7

14.7

7.7

30.8

39.3

77.5

53.2

52.6

38.7

Amravati

29

38.1

26.2

24.7

10.7

9

38

33

74.4

50.5

53.4

42.8

Aurangabad

34.2

38.6

26.4

20.8

11.8

6.3

42.9

36

64.5

38.3

52.4

45

Bhandara

31.3

40.5

28.4

16.2

13.2

2.9

33.9

32.5

72.8

43

65.3

52.7

Bid

40.8

37.8

28.4

29.5

11.9

12.9

36.8

36.9

61

57.4

50.8

36.5

Buldana

45

43.9

31.7

21.1

14.8

5

47.2

41.3

79.4

43.1

57.8

41

Chandrapur

37.3

32.2

38.5

31.3

21.8

16.1

46.6

40.3

76.6

58.8

55.5

48.7

Dhule

37.6

39.6

38.9

30.3

18.1

11.3

46

47.5

72.2

67

61.2

53.5

Gadchiroli

35.7

32.5

30

45.8

13.5

22.2

35.4

42.1

76.6

58.3

66.2

51.7

Gondiya

36.9

34.7

23.7

29.7

11.1

13.3

35.6

40.1

78

57

60.4

55.1

Hingoli

37.4

39.6

25.8

24.2

10.5

10.2

38.9

36.9

72.5

51.5

51.3

42

Jalgaon

36.3

36.4

30.5

32.5

8

7.9

36.9

36.4

85.2

60.2

65.2

51.7

Jalna

38

44.1

22.2

22.4

8.2

9.5

39

43.6

68.3

49.5

58.2

43.9

Kolhapur

33.6

26.9

18.9

25.7

5.9

5.9

34.7

31.2

66.4

45.2

50.1

46.8

Latur

43.2

34.7

18

22.5

8

7.7

33.9

34.5

59.5

53.6

50.7

37.5

Mumbai

26.6

25.5

25.3

25.8

9.1

7

29.6

22.7

72.8

65.7

45.9

49.4

Mumbai Suburban

37.2

21.3

18.6

20.3

7.2

11.9

24.6

28.9

65.6

70

50

50.4

Nagpur

27.6

33.9

34

25.6

20

12.1

33.9

33.6

70.5

44.7

53.6

46.6

Nanded

36

40.4

19

20.1

8.7

6.2

35.2

34.4

76.1

53.6

57.3

47.5

Nandurbar

45.8

47.6

30.7

39.8

13.5

15.1

57.2

55.4

79.3

60.1

64.2

60.2

Nashik

42.2

43.5

27.2

32

11.4

13.5

44.8

42.9

67.3

52.9

56.2

54.7

Osmanabad

37.2

43.3

16.1

21.9

5.5

9.1

32.5

44.5

67.4

36.7

49.1

36.4

Palghar

33

 

23.9

 

10.5

 

37.1

 

70.3

 

56.9

 

Parbhani

37.6

46.4

22.8

19.8

7.6

7.3

41.8

42.3

75.4

52.1

58.8

46.4

Pune

30.7

22.4

31.4

23.4

14

9

32.7

25.6

58.7

53.4

51.9

50

Raigarh

35.8

29.9

19.1

28.9

8.3

8.5

34.1

38.6

67

53.4

54.2

53.1

Ratnagiri

31.7

28.3

23.7

22.3

12.6

6.4

29.5

28.9

69.4

50.1

43.4

47.3

Sangli

35

23.3

18.6

17.5

7.8

6.2

27.2

24.8

62.7

49.6

47.5

51.2

Satara

20.2

23.3

20.5

23.5

5.2

6.3

28

27.8

68.9

55.2

49.6

49.4

Sindhudurg

30.8

25.9

27.7

19.6

14.9

3

32

25.2

55.6

39.9

41.2

44.4

Solapur

36.3

25.4

23.2

24.1

10

10.3

32.9

34.6

70.9

51.5

54.5

44.3

Thane

40.8

38.5

17.8

29.2

7

8.9

30.8

40.3

67.9

54.1

58.8

48.4

Wardha

27.7

30.5

28.1

26.2

12.5

10.2

31.3

36.1

71.4

48.5

60

42.5

Washim

35.3

41.1

31.7

32.5

15.2

14.8

39.3

42.9

70.4

60.3

56.4

35.5

Yavatmal

36.6