Poshan Abhiyaan Pre-Budget
Poshan Abhiyaan, earlier known as the National Nutrition Mission, is Government of India’s (GoI’s) flagship scheme that aims to holistically address the prevalence of malnutrition in India through the use of technology, convergence, behavioural change, training, and capacity building. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to report on the following:
■ Past trends in GoI allocations, releases and expenditures, and impact of the pandemic on scheme finances;
■ Types and nature of activities conducted under the behaviour change component of the programme;
■ Progress on targets set for nutritional outcomes.