DC Kupwara reviews implementation of ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ scheme

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Kupwara, Sep 10: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, convened a meeting here today to review the implementation of PM’s overarching ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ scheme for ensuring holistic nourishment of children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
The objective of the scheme is to reduce stunting in identified areas with the highest malnutrition burden by improving utilization of key Anganwari services and improving the quality of Anganwari services delivery.
The DDC, on the occasion, impressed upon the officers to be proactive and ensure strict implementation of the scheme under which poor children, lactating mothers, expecting mothers and adolescent girls will be covered. He urged officers to work in coordination and put in concerted efforts to achieve the targets with missionary mode.
He also impressed upon the officers to complete the survey within one week positively, for which he directed to utilize the services of Anganwari workers, health workers, ASHA workers and VLWs.
The meeting discussed threadbare the modalities for implementation of Poshan Abhiyan scheme in the district.
Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Assistant Commissioner Development Yaar Ali Khan, Programme Officer ICDS Rashida, CEO, District Mass Education Officer Health and Family Welfare, BMOs, CDPO’s and other concerned attended the meeting.