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SKOCH AWARD FOR ASSAM MISSION ON MALNUTRITION

by Juhi Tripathi

Date & Time: Jan 10, 2022 11:00 PM

Read Time: 2 minute


Highlights:

  • The Assam Mission on Malnutrition was established in 2020 with the goal of eliminating malnutrition among children aged six months to five years
  • The mission's goal is to improve the nutritional status of the state's youngsters.
  • The project has aided 800 children so far.704 of them recovered from acute malnutrition.

What is in the News?

The Assam Mission on Malnutrition was established in 2020 with the goal of eliminating malnutrition among children aged six months to five years. Project Parvarish was the name given to it when it was first introduced.

Concerning the Mission

  • During Poshan Maah 2020, it was unveiled.
  • The month of September is dedicated to POSHAN Maah.
  • It is lauded for increasing public participation in nutrition programmes, particularly the Poshan Abhiyan.
  • The Cachar Deputy Commission launched it.
  • The project's major goal is to minimise the number of malnourished children who are unable to prepare adequate meals for themselves, as well as malnourished children who are living in poverty.
  • The mission's goal is to improve the nutritional status of the state's youngsters.
  • The mission's major goal is to minimise Severe Acute Malnutrition among children living in poverty (Below Poverty Line).
  • The project has aided 800 children so far.704 of them recovered from acute malnutrition.

The SKOCH Award is given to the finest

For its socio-economic initiatives, the project just received the SKOCH award.In 2003, the SKOCH awards were established. They were established in honour of persons and projects that contribute to making India a better country. It honours excellence in technology and application, citizen service delivery, capacity building and empowerment, corporate governance, change management, inclusive growth, and corporate governance.

What is the definition of Severe Acute Malnutrition?

SAM is the focus of the mission. It's when your Z-score is less than -3 or your mid-upper arm circumference is less than 115 millimetres. It is both a social and a medical problem.
"The prize should motivate other districts to follow the Cachar administration's efforts in the fight against malnutrition," said Parimal Suklabaidya, Assam's Environment Minister. In the Cachar district, he represents the Dholai Assembly constituency.

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