The first meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan was held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.
The Council which has been set up under POSHAN Abhiyaan is the apex body to formulate overall policies, guide and monitor all nutrition based schemes. Some of the important decisions taken in the meeting are :
1. 235 Additional Districts have been confirmed as part of Phase II of POSHAN Abhiyaan in the financial year 2018-19.
2. Provision of Smartphones instead of Tablets to Lady Supervisors.
3. Direct transfer of Funds to States/UTs for Cash Award to Frontline Functionaries, instead of Creation of Corpus Fund.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)