Irani hopes Meghalaya will scale new heights in textiles

Shillong, Aug 27: Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani has expressed hope that Meghalaya will scale new heights in respect to textiles, women and child development.

“I am hopeful that under the dynamic leadership of the chief minister, on all fronts relating to Textiles, Women and Child Development Meghalaya will scale new heights,” Irani told reporters after chairing a review meeting in the presence of chief minister Conrad K Sangma here on Monday.

During the meeting attended by officials of the social welfare department and health & family welfare department, Irani also took stock of the implementation of various schemes under the department of women & child development.

The union minister also interacted with the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts of the state who were connected through video conferencing.

She also reviewed the implementation of POSHAN Abhiyan and the preparation of the Poshan Month to be observed in the month of September. The government has set a target to connect 44 crore people during the month-long Abhiyan.

POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched in 2018 to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia (among young children, women and adolescent girls) and reduce low birth weight.

The minister reiterated in the meeting that the five pillars of POSHAN Abhiyaan i.e. – the importance of First 1000 days, detection and right treatment of Anemia & Diarrohea, Personal Hygiene and Sanitation and PaushtikAahaar with locally available nutritious foods can only be realised when there is convergence among all the departments. She urged everyone to make the upcoming Rashtriya Poshan Maah a grand success.

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