Ministry : Ministry of Women and Child Development
POSHAN stands for Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition.
Aims to ensure holistic development and adequate nutrition for pregnant women, mothers and children.
POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan in March 2018.
It targets to reduce level of under-nutrition and other related problems by ensuring convergence of various nutrition related schemes.
It also targets stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and low birth rate.
It will monitor and review implementation of all such schemes and utilize existing structural arrangements of line ministries wherever available.
Its large component involves gradual scaling-up of interventions supported by ongoing World Bank assisted Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP) to all districts in the country by 2022.