Details of fund Allocated and Utilised Under the Poshan Abhiyan Last Two Years

Details of fund Allocated and Utilised Under the Poshan  Abhiyan Last Two Years

(a)     The State/UT-wise details of funds allocated and utilised under the POSHAN Abhiyaan during the last two years is at Annexure.

(b)     All the States/UTs are implementing the POSHAN Abhiyaan except Odisha and West Bengal. These two States are yet to implement the POSHAN Abhiyaan. No specific reasons have been received from these two States. The Ministry is constantly following up the issue with these State Governments through letters, video conferences, etc.

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(c)    The implementation of POSHAN Abhiyaan has increased the awareness about the importance of nutrition among the masses through the Anganwadi Centres (AWCs). The outreach of the Abhiyaan has also increased  by organizing Rashtriya POSHAN Maah during September, 2018 in which approximately 25 crore people had participated and more than 22 lakh activities were conducted across India. Poshan Pakhwada on the lines of Poshan Maah was conducted across the country as part of Jan Andolan from 08th to 22nd March, 2019. Total 82.75 lakh activities were conducted with a participation of  approx 44.8  Crore persons. Community Based Events  (CBEs) including  Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Day (VHSND) are also organized regularly. ICDS-Common Application Software (CAS) has been rolled out in 193 districts in 20 States/UTs wherein 3.46 lakh AWCs are entering data in the software.

(d)    Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Activities are carried out by the States/UTs and Central Government under POSHAN Abhiyaan. An amount of ₹ 19 lakh per district has  been allocated to the States/UTs for IEC Activities. Social Media platforms like Whats App, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc are also used for publicity and implementation of the Abhiyaan by the States/UTs and Central Government.

Annexure  Statement referred to Part (a) of Unstarred Question No. 1307 raised by Shri P. P. Chaudhary.
Status of fund released and utilization under POSHAN Abhiyaan in FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19
(₹ in lakhs)

Sl. No.

State/UT
Central Share Release Utilization as on 31.03.2019
2017 – 18 2018-19
Total
Andhra Pradesh 1284.63 8604.68 9889.31 3011.16
Arunachal Pradesh 52.93 2663.35 2716.28 1709.66
Assam 2298.27 15492.36 17790.63 785.58
Bihar 6724.06 15001.67 21725.73 5380.00
Chhattisgarh 965.45 9629.51 10594.96 1550.93
Delhi 945.95 2206.88 3152.83 140.45
Goa 238.07 197.78 435.85 0.00*
Gujarat 3036.66 11228.03 14264.69 2606.06
Haryana 400.97 5992.46 6393.43 310.11
Himachal Pradesh 1557.26 4153.15 5710.41 1288.28
Jammu & Kashmir 388.59 8343.52 8732.11 1417.25
Jharkhand 1555.35 5110.45 6665.80 305.19
Karnataka 3351.05 9870.89 13221.94 0.00*
Kerala 1273.37 6491.91 7765.28 137.78
Madhya Pradesh 3441.49 15894.17 19335.66 5516.17
Maharashtra 2572.31 20989.28 23561.59 11379.26
Manipur 340.46 3865.37 4205.83 1233.24
Meghalaya 462.98 1713.27 2176.25 1512.60
Mizoram 119.38 957.65 1077.03 809.22
Nagaland 163.74 1251.97 1415.71 811.06
Odisha 4600.46 10571.65 15172.11 0.00**
Puducherry 39.24 393.70 432.94 104.33
Punjab 819.51 6090.33 6909.84 30.88
Rajasthan 2045.73 9680.99 11726.72 3078.70
Sikkim 98.59 328.47 427.06 157.16
Tamil Nadu 1340.51 12210.93 13551.44 2692.37
Telangana 1736.94 8595.70 10332.64 2897.82
Tripura 277.91 3695.72 3973.63 606.01
Uttar Pradesh 8440.60 29582.87 38023.47 5986.37
Uttarakhand 1866.25 4301.57 6167.82 1030.43
West Bengal 5545.27 19294.11 24839.38 0.00**
Andaman & Nicobar 100.22 416.89 517.11 109.27
Chandigarh 158.88 307.18 466.06 133.21
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 108.83 238.15 346.98 123.98
Daman & Diu 42.06 197.66 239.72 65.68
Lakshadweep 60.00 198.90 258.90 72.15
TOTAL 58453.97 255763.17 314217.14 56992.36
* Goa and Karnataka have not utilized the funds.
** Odisha and West Bengal are yet to start implementation of POSHAN Abhiyaan

The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Women and Child Development of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1307 
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.06.2019

POSHAN ABHIYAN

1307. SHRI P.P. CHAUDHARY

Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

  • (a) the details of funds allocated and utilised under the Poshan Abhiyan during the last two years, State/UT-wise;
  • (b) the reasons given by some State Governments for not implementing the said campaign in their State along with the corrective steps proposed to be taken by the Union Government with regard to these States;
  • (c) the details of the positive impact of the said campaign on Nutrition Mission; and
  • (d) the details of the new IT techniques being used for the publicity and implementation of the said campaign along with the new proposals in this regard?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT 
(SHRIMATI SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)

As above
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