Monday, January 24, 2022

Union Minister Smriti Irani launches Digital Guddi-Gudda Board at Dharavi

Mumbai, : Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, on Monday inaugurated a ‘Digital Guddi-Gudda Board’ at Dharavi as part of the weeklong ‘Poshan Maah 2021 (Nutrition Month)’ in the Dharavi slum.

The DGGB is located at the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) office and will be used for updating and monitoring the birth statistics under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative.

Smriti Irani also visited the houses of some of the citizens benefitting under the central Poshan Abhiyaan scheme and distributed fruits and nutrition kits to pregnant women, lactating mothers as part of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram.

The ‘Poshan Jagrukta Abhiyan (Nutrition Awareness Campaign) being organized all over Mumbai for people from the minority communities like Muslims, Christian, Buddhist, Parsi, Jain and Sikhs.

“Since the launch of Poshan Abhiyaan on March 8, 2018, September is observed as the Nutrition Month. In Sep. 2019, there were 3.66 crore activities all over India, in Sep. 2020 a massive 12.84 lakh plantation and nutri-garden drive across Aanganwadis and public spaces was launched,” said Irani.

This year 2021 is being observed in a thematic fashion with weekly themes focusing on enhancing holistic nutrition through a series of activities in collaboration with states and UTs.

The Poor and backward women from minority communities are being educated about the importance of nutrition for children, teenage girls, pregnant women, and lactating mothers in order to enhance content, delivery, outreach, and outcomes that promote health, wellbeing, and immunity.

The ICDS is described as the world’s largest flagship nutrition programme of Indian Government which is dedicated to early childhood care and development, with a focus on children aged 0 to 6, as well as expecting and nursing mothers.

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