Allocation Of Rs 24,435 crore Hike in WCD finances, Mission Poshan 2.Zero launched


The Ministry of Women and Child Development has acquired a 16 per cent improve in its finances allocation this yr with a sum of Rs 24,435 crore introduced Monday.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman additional introduced that supplementary diet schemes had been being merged with the Poshan Abhiyan to launch Mission Poshan 2.0.

In 2020-21, the ministry was allotted a sum of Rs 30,007.09 crore, which was revised to Rs 21,008.31 crore.

Out of the allocation for the ministry this yr, the very best quantity has been allotted to Mission Poshan 2.Zero and Saksham Anganwadi scheme — Rs 20,105 crore.

Poshan 2.Zero now combines the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Anganwadi companies, Poshan Abhiyan, Scheme For Adolescent Girls and National Creche Scheme.

The allocation for social companies sector, which incorporates diet and social safety and welfare, has been elevated from Rs 2,411.80 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 3,575.96 crore.

Schemes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, One Stop Centres, Swadhar Greh, Child Protection, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, Scheme for Adolescent Girls and Ujjawala haven’t been allotted something on this finances.

The finances of the ministry’s autonomous our bodies — National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, Central Adoption Resource Agency, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, National Commission for Women and Central Social Welfare Board — have been elevated.

The finances for Mission for Protection and Empowerment of Women has been drastically decreased from Rs 726 crore to Rs 48 crore.

“The launch of Mission Poshan 2.0 by merging the supplementary nutrition programme and Poshan Abhiyan is a great step to strengthen the country’s public health as the mission intends to enhance the nutritional content delivery and the outreach… NFHS-5 data shows the significance of nutrition more than ever before as the nutrition indicators have not fared well,” stated Dr Sujeet Ranjan, Executive Director, The Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security. “We recognise that malnutrition is a posh situation that may contain a number of elements. Therefore, to cut back a number of types of malnutrition, extra diet particular and diet delicate interventions needs to be focused.’’