PM Modi highlights role of POSHAN Abhiyaan in ‘Anemia Mukt Bharat’

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New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Talking on the importance and current situation of nutrition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the goal of ‘Anemia Mukt Bharat’ would provide boon of life to lakhs of pregnant women and children in the country. During a video conference with accredited social health activists (ASHA), auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) and Anganwadi workers, PM Modi said, “A major portion of the citizens are affected by anemia. This disease is caused due to lack of iodine and iron. You all need to spread awareness among people regarding use of double fortified salt containing iron and iodine in order to prevent such diseases. Government has decided that under ‘POSHAN Abhiyaan’ to stop anemia by three times. I have full faith that you all will fulfill the goal of ‘Anemia Mukt Bharat’. This would mean boon of life to lakhs of pregnant women and children.”

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