Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Poshan Abhiyan should be implemented in mission mode in each state with a whole of government approach. While reviewing the Poshan Abhiyaan during the 39th PRAGATI Interaction today, Mr Modi talked about participation of Self-Help Groups SHGs and other local organizations in promoting awareness about children’s health and nutrition at the grassroot level, which will help in improving the reach and uptake of the Abhiyaan.
In the meeting, nine agenda items were taken for review including eight projects.
Among the projects, three projects were from the Ministry of Railways, two projects each were from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Power and one project was from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. These eight projects, having a cumulative cost of about 20 thousand crore rupees are concerning seven states, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Prime Minister stressed upon timely completion of projects to avoid cost overruns.
Up to the 38 editions of PRAGATI meetings, 303 projects having a total cost of 14.64 lakh crore rupees have been reviewed. PRAGATI is the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation and it involves the Centre and the State governments.