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WCD signs agreement with NASSCOM for effective implementation of Poshan Abhiyan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Women and has signed an agreement with the NASSCOM, a trade association of Indian IT companies, for ensuring effective implementation of Poshan Abhiyan across 36 states and Union territories, a senior said Monday.

The senior ministry said the memorandum of agreement was signed between and Foundation

The said the agreement was signed for ensuring effective implementation of Poshan Abhiyan across 36 states and Union territories and it includes further improving the ministry's nutrition monitoring app.

having (ICDS-CAS) app were distributed to about 1.2 lakh anganwadi centres and the ministry aimed to increase its coverage to 14 lakh centres by the end of the year, the official said.

The nutrition monitoring app was developed under the Poshan Abhiyan that aims to fight malnourishment and stunting. The app is presently available for anganwadi centres in seven states.

"It was necessary that anganwadis are able to feed information about the child and lactating woman in the app properly as the information cannot be changed once it has been entered.

"So there is a need for collaboration of IT industry in contributing towards redeveloping the app and giving their expert opinion in improving it," had earlier said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 20:00 IST
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