New Guidelines of ‘Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0'

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued operational guidelines regarding the implementation of 'Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0'.

About Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0

  • The scheme was approved by the Government of India for implementation during the 15th Finance Commission period 202l-22 to 2025-26.

  • It is an Integrated Nutrition Support Programme. 

  • It has been implemented to address the challenges of malnutrition among children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

  • The restructured scheme consists of ICDS, POSHAN Abhiyaan, Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) and National Creche Scheme. 

What are the new Guidelines?

  • The scheme is open to all eligible beneficiaries.

  • The beneficiary has to be registered at the nearest Anganwadi centre with Aadhaar identification.

  • The beneficiaries for the scheme would be adolescent girls in the age group of 14-18 years. 

  • AYUSH will propagate the campaigns of 'Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family'.

  • The Ministry of AYUSH will provide technical support for the scheme implementation.

Objectives of Poshan 2.0

  • Address challenges of malnutrition

  • Contribute to the development of human capital of the country

  • Promote nutrition awareness and good eating habits for better health

  • Addressing nutritional deficiencies through key strategies

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