Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to participate in the efforts to eradicate malnutrition in September, which is observed every year as “Poshan Maah”.
In the 92nd episode of his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister said, “The month of September is dedicated to a big campaign of nutrition along with festivals. We celebrate Poshan Maah every year from 1st to 30th September.
“Social awareness efforts play a vital role in tackling the challenges of malnutrition. I urge all of you to participate in the efforts to eradicate malnutrition in the coming month.
The Prime Minister mentioned the various initiatives and campaigns being undertaken to end malnutrition in the country. “Many constructive and diverse efforts are being made across the country against malnutrition. Better use of technology and public participation has also become an important part of POSHAN Abhiyaan.
The government initiatives he mentioned include the launch of POSHAN Tracker to monitor the accessibility of Anganwadi services, move to provide mobile devices to lakhs of Anganwadi workers, covering girls in the age group of 14-18 years under the POSHAN Abhiyaan. Districts and the North-Eastern States.
He said, ‘Solving the disease of malnutrition is not limited to these steps alone. Several other initiatives also play an important role in this fight. For example, take Jal Jeevan Mission, this mission is also going to have a huge impact in making India malnutrition free.
Speaking about the “Sampoorna” project being run in Assam’s Bongai village, the Prime Minister said, “The objective of this project is to fight malnutrition and the method is also very unique. Under this, every mother of a healthy child from an Anganwadi center. Week meets the mother of a malnourished child and discusses all the nutritional information. That is, one mother becomes a friend of another mother, helps her, and teaches her.”
“The region has eradicated malnutrition in more than 90 percent of children in a year,” Modi said.
Noticing that 2023 has been declared as the International Year of Millets, he said, “Today, across the world, there is a growing craze for these coarse cereals, Bajra… For some time now, when a foreign guest visits Indian When the heads of state come to India, I endeavor to get the food made from the millets of India, that is, our coarse grains.
He also mentioned the availability of 4G services in Jorsing village of Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. “There is a new sunrise in the form of 4G in Arunachal and remote areas of the North-East; Internet connectivity has brought a new dawn.”