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Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0

Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the "Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0" during the 15th Finance Commission period 202l-22 to 2025-26.

Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0 is an Integrated Nutrition Support Programme. It seeks to address the challenges of malnutrition in children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers through a strategic shift in nutrition content and delivery and by creation of a convergent eco-system to develop and promote practices that nurture health, wellness and immunity. 

Target population coverd under the scheme

Poshan 2.0 seeks to address the challenging situation of malnutrition among children up to the age of 6 years, adolescent girls (14-18 years) and pregnant and lactating women.

Objectives

To prepare a comprehensive strategy to address the challenge of malnutrition, the Supplementary Nutrition Programme under Anganwadi Services, Scheme for Adolescent Girls and Poshan Abhiyaan have been aligned under Poshan 2.0 as an Integrated Nutrition Support Programme. The objectives of Poshan 2.0 are as follows:

  • To contribute to human capital development of the country;
  • Address challenges of malnutrition;
  • Promote nutrition awareness and good eating habits for sustainable health and wellbeing; and
  • Address nutrition related deficiencies through key strategies.

Scheme componenets

With a view to address various gaps and shortcomings in the on-going nutrition programme and to improve implementation as well as to accelerate improvement in nutrition and child development outcomes, the existing scheme components have been re-organized under Poshan 2.0 into the primary verticals given below:

  • Nutrition Support for POSHAN through Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) for children of the age group of 06 months to 6 years, pregnant women and lactating mothers (PWLM); and for Adolescent Girls in the age group of 14 to 18 years in Aspirational Districts and North Eastern Region (NER); 
  • Early Childhood Care and Education [3-6 years] and early stimulation for (0-3 years); 
  • Anganwadi Infrastructure including modern, upgraded Saksham Anganwadi; and 
  • Poshan Abhiyaan

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Source : Ministry of Women and Child Development

Last Modified : 9/19/2022



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