Bhubaneswar, April 12: Union Minister for Women and Child Development (W&CD) Smriti Irani will chair the Zonal Conference of State Governments and stakeholders of Eastern region in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, according to an official release.
“States of Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar will participate in the meeting. Zonal meeting in Bhubaneswar is the fifth and last in the series. First such meeting was held in Chandigarh on 2nd April, second in Bengaluru on 4th April, third in Guwahati on 10th April and fourth in Mumbai on 12th April, 2022,” said a W&CD Ministry statement.
In order to ensure optimum impact of recently launched 3 Missions – POSHAN 2.0, Vatsalya and Shakti, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has initiated a series of Zonal Consultations with State Govts and Stakeholders in each region of the country
The objective of the Zonal Conferences is to sensitise State Governments and Stakeholders on the 3 Umbrella Missions of the Ministry to facilitate proper implementation of the Schemes over the next 5 years in the true spirit of co-operative federalism to ensure that the transformational social change envisaged under the Missions is accomplished for the benefit of women and children of the country.
Mission POSHAN 2.0 is an Integrated Nutrition Support Programme. It seeks to address the challenges of malnutrition in children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers through a strategic shift in nutrition content and delivery and by creation of a convergent eco-system to develop and promote practices that nurture health, wellness and immunity.