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NITI Aayog
17-April-2018 19:20 IST
First Meeting of National Council under POSHAN Abhiyaan to held tomorrow

First meeting of National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan to be held tomorrow on April 18, 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan, Hall No. 3 at 10:30 AM onwards in New Delhi. It will see the participation of Shri Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman NITI Aayog, Dr V K Paul, Member (Health & Nutrition) NITI Aayog, Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, apart from representatives of various ministries of the Central and State Governments. 

The mandate of the National Council on India’s Nutritional Challenges is as under: 


(a) Provide policy directions to address India’s nutritional challenges through coordinated inter-sectoral action. 


(b) Coordinate and review convergence between Ministries. 


(c) Review programmes for nutrition on a quarterly basis. 


The Council will submit its report to the Prime Minister every 6 months. 


The POSHAN Abhiyaan targets reduction in the level of under-nutrition and other related problems by ensuring convergence of various nutrition related schemes. It will monitor and review implementation of all such schemes and in this endeavour, the Abhiyaan seeks to utilize existing structural arrangements of line Ministries wherever available.