Anamaya Initiative – UPSC Prelims

Anamaya Initiative:
  • Anamaya is a multi-stakeholder initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Piramal Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are supporting it.
  • Objectives:
  • Anamaya Initiative aims to converge efforts of various Government organizations to improve the health and nutrition status of the tribal communities of India.
  • It also aims to build a sustainable health ecosystem that will address the key health challenges of the tribal population.
Key Features of the Initiative:
  • It will bring together governments, philanthropists, national and international foundations, NGOs/CBOs for the health of the tribal communities.
  • Initially, It will function in 50 Aspirational tribal districts (with more than 20% ST population) across 6 high tribal population states.
  • Further, over a 10-year period, the work of the Anamaya will be extended to 177 tribal Districts. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs will select the districts.
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