Bhopal : The month of September is observed every year as the month of nutrition under the Nutrition Campaign. Efforts are being made to make nutrition a priority and generating awareness by involving all sections of the society. In the same series, the ‘Poshan Sarkar’ programme is being started to ensure participation and leadership of local bodies-Gram Panchayats and Urban Bodies in the nutrition campaign. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate this programme. He will also hold talks with one each gram panchayat of Gwalior, Balaghat, Sheopur, Hoshnagabad, Chhatarpur, Sehore, Barwani, Shajapur and Anuppur as well as beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana besides Ladli Laxmi Yojana of Satna Municipal Corporation.
Poshan Sarkar Programme
The main objective of the Poshan Sarkar programme is to eliminate the malnutrition by helping the Gram Panchayat and the Urban Bodies in the nutrition campaign. Various activities will be organized under this. Under the programme, nutrition resolution will be passed in all Gram Panchayats/ Nagar Panchayats /Urban Bodies. The nutrition management strategy prepared at Anganwadi level of village/towns will be integrated and nutrition resolution will be passed by all panchayats on the scheduled date during special Gram Sabha. The Village/Ward’s strategy calendar will be released by the Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Committee and the Urban Ward Health Committee. According to the concept of Annapurna Panchayat / Urban body under the Poshan Sarkar programme, food items and grains, fruits, vegetables will be collected at community level and distributed to families of very underweight and severely malnourished children. The recipes for making common and special dishes, relished at village level will be displayed in Anganwadi centers.