Wednesday, December 8, 2021

WCD Minister Smriti Irani says centuries-old Indian tradition of holistic health has become global way of life today

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has said the centuries-old Indian tradition of holistic health has become a global way of life today. She said, Ayurveda market has touched one lakh crore rupees mark in the country. She was speaking at a function in New Delhi today on the start of POSHAN Maah at All India Institute of Ayurveda.


Referring to a study, she said, the number of Anemia cases have come down in the country. She said, the Centre had launched POSHAN Abhiyan in 2018 to combat malnutrition. Since then, the month of September is observed as POSHAN Maah with a view to carrying out special dedicated activities ushering in behavioural change in the society.


POSHAN Abhiyaan had been launched to improve nutritional outcomes for children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers. As the Nation is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the entire month has been subdivided into weekly themes. They include plantation activity as Poshan Vatika, Yoga and AYUSH for nutrition, distribution of Regional Nutrition Kit to Anganwadi beneficiaries of high burdened districts and identification of severe acute malnutrition children and distribution of nutritious food.




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