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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
22 DEC 2021 1:33PM by PIB Delhi
BUDGETARY ALLOCATION ON POSHAN ABHIYAAN

POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched on 8th March 2018 with an aim to achieve improvement in nutritional status of Children under 6 years, Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers in a time bound manner by adopting a synergised and result oriented approach. POSHAN Abhiyaan addresses malnutrition issues across the nation through components like ICT Application, Convergence, Community obilization, Behavioural Change & Jan Andolan, Capacity Building, Incentives and Awards, and Innovations.

Mission Poshan 2.0, an integrated nutrition support programme which subsumes Supplementary Nutrition Programme and POSHAN Abhiyaan, has been announced in budget 2021-2022 for all States/UTs to strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach and outcomes with focus on developing practices that nurture health, wellness and immunity to disease and malnutrition. Steps have also been taken to improve nutritional quality and testing, strengthen delivery and leverage technology under Poshan Tracker a robust ICT enabled platform, to improve governance with regard to real time monitoring and provisioning of supplementary nutrition for prompt supervisions and management of services. The Abhiyaan empowers Anganwadi workers and Lady Supervisors by providing them with smart phones, and as of now the no. of smart phones and Growth Monitoring Devices (comprises of Stadiometer, Infantometer, Weighing Scale for Infant and Mother & Child) procured by States/UTs are 11.03 lakh and 11.94 lakh respectively.

Guidelines were issued for transparency and accountability in delivery of supplementary nutrition and to track nutritional outcomes on 13.01.2021. The details of funds distributed to State Governments since 2017-2018, State-wise and year-wise is at Annexure I.

As on 30th June 2021, a total of 9,12,32,915 beneficiaries are availing benefits under POSHAN Abhiyaan as per the ICDS RRS report. The category wise detail of beneficiaries is at Annexure II.

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

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Annexure I

The State/UT wise details of central funds released and utilised by States/UTs under POSHAN Abhiyaan from FY 2017-18 to FY 2020-21

(in Rs Lakh)

Sl.No.

 

 

State/UT

 

 

Total Central Funds released from FY 2017-18 to FY 2020-21

Total Central Funds utilization as on 31st March 2021

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

936.25

421.44

2

Andhra Pradesh

25363.32

16601.84

3

Arunachal Pradesh

2815.88

708.11

4

Assam

32948.67

18117.52

5

Bihar

49365.6

27823.99

6

Chandigarh

1099.87

513.96

7

Chhattisgarh

12137.21

6505.25

8

Dadra Nagar Haveli&Daman & Diu

1461.01

682.98

9

Delhi

3327.18

2432.58

10

Goa

456.04

222.24

11

Gujarat

29976.16

21769.01

12

Haryana

6808.82

4326

13

Himachal Pradesh

10973.21

7010.78

14

Jammu & Kashmir

9178.53

7912.09

15

Jharkhand

8154.95

5245.93

16

Karnataka

14276.52

11133.42

17

Kerala

10974.73

6696.51

18

Ladakh

164.59

51.41

19

Lakshadweep

427.36

287.27

20

Madhya Pradesh

39398.53

18516.83

21

Maharashtra

58390.84

40154.5

22

Manipur

4389.99

2138.4

23

Meghalaya

5073.39

4979.05

24

Mizoram

2732.96

2575.03

25

Nagaland

5327.67

5239.26

26

Odisha

16358.58

7555.69

27

Puducherry

943.62

264.58

28

Punjab

7346.86

2470.04

29

Rajasthan

23830.57

10349.79

30

Sikkim

1370.99

1276.83

31

Tamil Nadu

25931.46

19476.85

32

Telangana

17906.84

14824.33

33

Tripura

4135.95

3155.13

34

Uttar Pradesh

56968.96

19219.28

35

Uttarakhand

13574.89

7898

36

West Bengal

26751.08

0

Total

531279.08

298555.92

 

Annexure II

Beneficiaries

Children

(6 months- 6 years)

Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers

(P&LM)

Out of School Adolescent Girls (11-14 years)

Total Number

7,36,91,025

 

1,69,25,928

 

6,15,962

 

 

 

 

 

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