PM Launches National Nutrition Mission and Pan India Expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, PM Narendra Modi launched the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) and Pan India Expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) covering all 640 districts of the Country at a mega event held at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.

NNM has been set up with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18. The NNM is a comprehensive approach towards raising nutrition level in the country on a war footing. The Prime Minister also awarded ten districts for showing outstanding performance in the areas of effective community engagement, enforcement of PC&PNDT Act and enabling the education of the girl child.

Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Exams-
  • Union Minister for Women & Child Development is Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme was launch by PM Modi on January 22nd, 2015.