Poshan Tracker App

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Overview:

More than 57,000 migrant workers have registered for the special one nation one Anganwadi programme by using the Poshan Tracker App on mobile phones

About Poshan Tracker App:

  • This application provides a 360-degree view of the activities of the Anganwadi Centre (child care centres), service deliveries of Anganwadi Workers and complete beneficiary management for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under six.
  • It also digitizes and automates physical registers used by workers to help improve the quality of their work.
  • The Anganwadi workers are being provided smartphones procured through Government e-Market (GeM) for efficient service delivery.
  • A nodal person has also been appointed for providing technical support and resolving any issue with downloading the new Poshan Tracker application and its functioning in each state.
  • The sources that each migrant worker who had registered in their original state could go to the nearest Anganwadi in their current place of residence and avail of the schemes and services offered.
  • It was launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD).

What is Poshan Abhiyaan?

  • It was launched by the Prime Minister of India on 8th March 2018 and has been instrumental in ensuring people’s participation and bringing the discourse on nutrition to the forefront.
  • It was launched to improve nutritional outcomes holistically.
  • The focus of Abhiyaan is to emphasize the nutritional status of adolescent girls, pregnant women, lactating mothers and children from 0-6 years of age. 
  • The programme, through the use of technology, convergence and community involvement with a targeted approach strives:
    • To reduce the level of stunning, undernutrition, Anemia and low birth weight in children.
  • The Poshan app allows migrant workers to access nurseries wherever they live

 


Q1) What is Nutrition?

Nutrition refers to the process of acquiring, consuming, and utilizing nutrients from food in order to support growth, development, and overall health. It involves the study of the nutrients, their functions in the body, and how they impact our overall well-being.

Source: The Poshan app allows migrant workers to access nurseries wherever they live