How India’s nutrition security can be improved -Binu Anand
-The Hindu Business Line
The govt’s POSHAN Abhiyaan is a step in the right direction. But for it to succeed an empowered community must form its backbone and the measures adopted should be inclusive, across the urban-rural and literacy fault-lines
POSHAN (nutrition) has become the buzzword within the development community in the last couple of years. The launch of Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Nutrition (POSHAN) Abhiyaan has given nutrition the much-required focus. It has grabbed the attention of stakeholders across the spectrum including ministries, development partners and academia.
For a long time, alleviation of poverty and hunger remained the focal point of development partners and governments alike and understandably so. After all, WHO places 10 per cent of world’s population in the bracket that lives on less than $1.90 a day and food security is difficult to achieve amidst such rampant poverty.
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The Hindu Business Line, 3 November, 2020, https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/how-indias-nutrition-security-can-be-improved/article33011677.ece?fbclid=IwAR3cMSehuWEVZBYWjBae9bCmkf7mcRJXp0tPIbwKcy86CT6BuMye-IxCH1A