08 May 2018

India Signs USD200 million Loan Deal with World Bank for National Nutrition Mission

India Signs USD200 million Loan Deal with World Bank for National Nutrition Mission


India has signed a loan deal worth $ 200 million with the World Bank for the National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan). The loan would help India in achieving its goal of reducing stunting in children 0-6 years of age from 38.4% to 25% by the year 2022.

A large component of POSHAN Abhiyaan involves gradual scaling-up of the interventions supported by the ongoing World Bank assisted Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP) to all districts in the country over a 3-year period.

Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • The POSHAN (PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment) Abhiyaan was launched by the Prime Minister in March 2018 at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. 
  • President of the World Bank- Jim Yong Kim.
  • Headquarters of World Bank: Washington, DC.

Post a Comment

Whatsapp Button works on Mobile Device only

Start typing and press Enter to search