Minister for Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani, noted in Parliament that, State Governments and Union Territories have used only 56% of the total funds released under Poshan Abhiyan or Nutrition Mission in last three years.The central government highlighted that, out of total amount of Rs 5312 crore given between financial years 2019 to 2021, Rs 2985 crore was used.
The five States & UTs where utilisation were lowest are:
What is Poshan Abhiyan?
What is Malnutrition?
The term malnutrition addresses 3 broad conditions:
Undernutrition: Undernutrition includes stunting (low height-for-age), wasting (low weight-for-height) and underweight (low weight-for-age).
Micronutrient-related: It includes micronutrient excess or deficiencies.
Overweight: Obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (like stroke, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers).
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