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    New Nutrition Scheme for Women & Children to be Announced Soon by PM Modi

  • Date : 16 June, 2022

     On June 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil two new Gujarat government programs targeted at increasing nutrition for pregnant women and infants, according to authorities. According to a state government announcement, he will also launch the Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana (MMY) and Poshan Sudha Yojana on the same day.During the first 1,000 days, the MMY scheme aims to provide nutritious food to pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as their newborn children. The state government has created this scheme since malnutrition and anemia during pregnancy can impede the growth of the fetus and lead to poor health in the newborn, according to the announcement. 

    The period from conception to the 270th day for a woman, and the period from conception to the first two years or 730 days for a child, is critical for development and is referred to as the 'first window of opportunity to boost their nutritional levels, according to the statement. 
    Stunting and premature births will be reduced as a result of the program, according to the statement, which also notes that better nutrition helps to minimize mother and newborn mortality.The PM will also inaugurate the tribal-centric Poshan Sudha Yojna, which was first executed as a pilot project in ten talukas of five tribal-dominated districts—Dahod, Valsad, Mahisagar, Chhota Udepur, and Narmada—during the ceremony. 
    Following its success, the government plans to expand the program to 14 tribal-dominated districts with 106 talukas. This program provides a fully nutritional meal to pregnant and breastfeeding moms who are registered at an Anganwadi. Iron and calcium supplements, as well as health and nutrition education, are also availableAccording to the press release, a specific mobile application has been developed to monitor and review the system. Gujarat will have Assembly elections by the end of the year.


A tribal woman farmer showing lights on ornamental fisheries

26 Apr 2024

Dipali Mahato
Ornamental fishery farmer

Name : Dipali Mahato

Designation : Ornamental fishery farmer

Name : Mr Anil Ghanwat

Designation : President, Shetkari Sanghatana

Name : Dr Bindu R. Pillai

Designation : Acting Director and Head, Aquaculture Production and Environment Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

Name : Dr O.P. Yadav

Designation : Director, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur

Name : Ravishankar C.N.

Designation : Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT)



10 Apr 2024

Telecommunications Engineering Centre & ICAR release joint technical report

Telecommunications Engineering Centre & ICAR release joint technical report on how smart technologies can be integrated into traditional farming