India is not only fighting the COVID pandemic but is also struggling to assuage the hunger of millions and do away with malnutrition completely. Though malnutrition rates in India have improved over the recent years, it is still home to a noteworthy population of stunted and wasted children. Malnutrition among children and mothers is one of the major health risks factors in India and contributes to 15 per cent of India’s total disease burden. As an answer to the call of duty, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched POSHAN Abhiyan in 2017 with an aim to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. This flagship mission of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, aims at a convergence mechanism for the country’s response to malnutrition.

Child Nutrition is one of the key focus areas of the Government of India’s POSHAN Abhiyan. In addition, the State governments are also actively spurring action on eradication of child malnutrition in the community and boost nutritional outcomes in children.

With an aim to provide a knowledge exchange platform for key stakeholders of the POSHAN Abhiyan and organisations contributing to the improvement of Child Nutrition in the country, Elets Technomedia with CMAM Association of India, as knowledge partner, is organising ‘POSHAN Perspectives’ – A series of Webinars on Child Nutrition.

The webinars will witness key participation from Union and State government policymakers from departments of Women & Child Development, Health & Family Welfare, AYUSH, and Food & Public Distribution. Besides, participants from Centres of Excellence, Academia, NGOs, Corporate, CSR agencies, UN agencies, Healthcare providers, and other relevant fields will also contribute their insightful deliberations to the forum.

The webinars will bring to light the efforts of the Union government, state and local governments, corporates and civil society organisations towards battling Severe Acute Malnutrition among children in the country.

Key Participants

Ministry of Women & Child Development
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Ministry of Food & Public Distribution
WCD & Health Departments
Corporate UN Agencies
NGOs & Civil Society
Healthcare Providers
International Organisations Academia
Nutrition Experts

Past Speakers

Hemant Kumar Meena

Deputy Secretary
NITI Aayog
Government of India

Dr. Manoj Nesari                

Adviser (Ay.)
Ministry of AYUSH
Government of India

Dr Heera Lal

Additional Mission Director
National Health Mission
Government of Uttar Pradesh


Deepti Gulati                      

Nutrition & Public
Health Specialist

Ravi Bhatnagar                   

Director External Affairs
and Partnership
Reckitt Benckiser

Khurram Naayab                

Head - Operations
Project Nand Ghar
Vedanta Ltd

Akshat Khandelwal

Founder & CEO,
Nuflower Foods and Nutrition
President, CMAM
Association of India

Key Topics of Discussion

  • Making India Malnutrition Free by 2022
  • Efforts of States in Ensuring Holistic Nurishment.
  • Increase in Malnutrition Due to Micronutrient Deficiency
  • Lack of Dietary Diversity
  • Ways of Ensuring Dietary - Poshan Vatikas
  • Laveraging Traditional Wisdom in Community Nutritional Practices
  • Improving Micronutrient Delivery - Food Fortification, Energy Dense Food for SAM Children.
  • Corporate & Civil Society Contribution in Improving Child Nutrition