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Government of India
AYUSH
14 DEC 2021 5:25PM by PIB Delhi
Tackling Malnutrition Using Traditional Medicines

Ministry of Ayush is promoting Ayush-based diet and lifestyle and is working in convergence with the Ministry of Women and Child Development to realise the ultimate goal of “Suposhit Bharat” (nourished India).

Ministry has launched a composite nutritional guideline as “Ayush Dietary Advisory for Kuposhan Mukt Bharat” to improve nutritional outcomes in children, pregnant women and lactating mothers with Ayush practices and principles. This guideline has been endorsed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and circulated to the State/UT Governments to address this problem.

Ministry has participated in the Poshan Maah and Poshan Pakhwada celebration under Poshan Abhiyaan organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development through the National Institutes/Research Councils under the Ministry and Ayush Departments of all the State/UT Ayush Departments.

The National Institutes under the Ministry of Ayush had undertaken various activities such as Poshan Udyan (Nutri-garden) of medicinal herbs, brochure describing various Ayurveda Aahar recipes, Ayurveda Food Expo showcasing various innovative recipes like ready-to-eat healthy foods etc.

Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Women and Child Development on 20.09.2020 to work together on the objective of creating a joint framework for providing holistic nutritional care for women and children.

Ministry of Ayush has also provided inputs to the Department of Food and Public Distribution in revision of nutritional standards fixed under Schedule II of the National Food Security Act, 2013.

This information was given by Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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