Nutrition portal to monitor services at anganwadis down for nearly three months -Jagriti Chandra

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published Published on Nov 25, 2020   modified Modified on Nov 26, 2020

-The Hindu

Snag comes amid rising levels of hunger and poverty. Some States have developed their own software modules

A massive nutrition portal developed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), which is used by the Centre as well as most States, and touted as the world’s biggest nutrition system, to record and monitor delivery of services to children and mothers across nearly seven lakh anganwadis has been down for nearly three months, several State governments have confirmed.

The snag comes as a setback at a time there is a call for the need to intensify efforts to identify mothers and children in need of nutritional interventions due to rising levels of hunger and poverty. The software was developed under the Poshan Abhiyaan approved by the Cabinet in 2017 with a three-year budget of 9,000 crore, half of which was for ICT-based real-time monitoring system. While 50% of the amount is funded by the government budgetary support, the remaining 50% is a loan from the World Bank.

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The Hindu, 25 November, 2020,

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