Arjun Munda,Tribal Affairs Minister, has initiated Poshan Maah activities of Tribal Affairs Ministry this week with a programme organised in Khunti district, Jharkhand including a pledge with message of "Sahi Poshan Desh Roshan".
The health of tribal women is an important aspect of Poshan Maah and to bring focus to the nutrition of tribal women, Arjun Munda met beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana and highlighted benefits of nutrition for pregnant and lactating mothers.
A nutrition counseling camp and nutrition seminar were organized in Jheelara village, a tribal dominated area of Kauakol block of Nawada district, Bihar this week in which all panchayat members participated.
Nutritious cereals which are available at the regional level were also displayed at the camp.
Nutrition kits and sanitization kits were distributed to pregnant women. Mothers were told about the quality of 5 types of cereals which are available regionally.
Poshan Maah activities were also organized in Munda and Aggra Munda tribal dominated areas of Jharkhand. The locals were distributed fruits, vegetables , cereals and given the message of a healthy living with a nutritious diet.
The Poshan Abhiyaan activities are proposed to be stepped up by the Tribal Affairs Ministry by focussing on nutrition of children, making Eklavya Schools hub of nutrition learning among tribal population, and educating women through tribal run NGOs.