▪︎GOVERNMENT SCHEME – 4
■ SAAMAR CAMPAIGN.
The Jharkhand government has announced the launch of the SAAMAR campaign to tackle malnutrition in the state.
□ ABOUT :-
◇ SAAMAR is acronym for Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anemia Reduction.
◇ Aims to identify anaemic women and malnourished children and converge various departments to deal with the problem in a state where malnutrition has been a major problem.
□ PRELIMS FACTS :-
◇ The current situation, required intervention with a ‘different approach to reduce malnutrition.
◇ SAAMAR has been launched with a 1000 days target, under which annual surveys will be conducted to track the progress.
◇ Convergence of various departments such as the Rural Development Department and Food and Civil Supplies and engagement with school management committees, gram sabhas and making them aware of nutritional behaviour.
◇ The campaign,also tries to target Primarily Vulnerable Tribal Groups.
▪︎SOURCE – THE INDIAN EXPRESS.📰