Policy Briefs & Reports

Saksham Anganwadi and POSHAN 2.0

Avani Kapur, Ritwik Shukla

January 28, 2022

In Financial Year (FY) 2021-22, Government of India (GoI) restructured the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment) Abhiyaan, the Scheme for Adolescent Girls, and the National Creche Scheme into Saksham Anganwadi and POSHAN 2.0 to converge nutrition-related initiatives across ministries and strengthen outcomes.

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to analyse:
■ Required funds, allocations, and releases;
■ Changes in coverage and service delivery; and
■ Malnutrition status.