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POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards

Current context: Poshan Abhiyaan Awards 2018-19 were conferred by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on 23rd August 2019 in New Delhi.
POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards
  • The award is given to recognize significant contributions of State Governments, Block level teams, District teams, and Field Functionaries.
  • 23 excellence awards for ICDS-CAS implementation and capacity building, convergence, behaviour change and community mobilization were given consisting of a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 1 crore to 1st position and Rs. 50 lakh to the 2nd position.
  • For overall excellence, the award amount was Rs. 1.5 crore to 1st position holders and Rs. 75 lakh to 2nd position holders.
  • Total 363 POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards were given to the awardees with a total cash prize of Rs 22 crore.
  • Himachal Pradesh has won the highest of three national awards under the POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards.
  • Smriti Zubin Irani also launched #ThankyouAnganwadiDidi- a Short Film which recognizes the contribution of Anganwadi workers towards the development of a healthy child.

Question: 

Q.1 Which ministry has launched the Poshan Abhiyaan Awards 2018-19?
a. Ministry of Jal Shakti
b. Ministry of Women and Child Development
c. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
d. Ministry of Rural Development
POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards POSHAN Abhiyaan Awards Reviewed by Neha on August 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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