GUWAHATI, Aug 29: A State level workshop on Rashtriya Poshan Maah for the State and district level officials was organised by the Assam Social Welfare Department in collaboration with UNICEF at Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati on Wednesday.
Inaugurating the workshop, Social Welfare Department Minister Pramila Rani Brahma stressed on the proper implementation of the central scheme ‘Poshan Maah’ which will be undertaken in five districts at first as a pilot project.
Minister Brahma hoped that nutrition reaches the grass root level with a special emphasis on the Tea laborers.
The other guests who spoke in the inaugural session included Additional Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua, who spoke at length about the scheme and how a coordinated and concerted action was needed to tackle the problem of malnutrition.
The other dignitaries who attended the inaugural session were Assistant Secretary, GoI, Narendra Shah, Regional Director, NIPCCD, Dr Dip Saikia, DTA (ER), NN Tiwari, and others.
Notably, the Ministry of Women and Child Development will observe the month of September as Poshan Maah across the nation. In this connection, the Assam Social Welfare Department has arranged the orientation workshop about the different activities to be performed in the field, a communiqué said.