PM to launch National Nutrition Mission next week


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan on March 8, 2018.


In December last year, the Cabinet approved the NNM with a budget of Rs 9,046.17 till 2020, and the government aims make the benefit of this mission reach 10 crore people.



The mission has a target to reduce under-nutrition and low birth weight by 2 per cent each per annum.


It also aims to bring down anaemia among young children, women and adolescent girls by 3 per cent per year until 2020 as well as strive to reduce the prevalence of stunting from the current level of 38.4 per cent (according to the National Family Health Survey 4) to 25 per cent by 2022.


The total contribution of the Centre will be Rs 2,849.54 crore and nearly Rs 1,700 crore will be contributed by the state governments.

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