Which of the following ministries is developing India’s first Poshan Atlas/Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh?
Correct Answer : c ) Ministry of Women and Child DevelopmentExplanation :
India’s first Poshan Atlas/ Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh is being developed by Ministry of Women and Child Development, in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a part of the Poshan Abhiyaan. Poshan Atlas/ Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh will be a database of crops throughout 127 agro-climatic zones of India.
Along with traditional foods/crops, the atlas will also contain cultural practices associated with them, such as seasonal folk songs, theatre, and art forms. The information in Poshan Atlas/ Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh on food crops and cultural practices associated with them will be used to spread information in public about food and nutrition.
Poshan Abhiyaan, also named as Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition or National Nutrition Mission was launched on 8 March 2018 (International Women's Day) under Ministry of Women and Child Development. It aims to reduce stunting, undernutrition, anaemia and low birth weight infants in India.
Hence, (c) is the correct answer.
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