Getting proper nutrition and maintaining a balanced diet is very essential. Especially during the ongoing pandemic, having a well-balanced diet that is enriched with all kinds of essential vitamins and minerals is of top priority.
For a pregnant woman or a new mother, a proper diet schedule is a must and with the aim of a holistic approach, the ‘POSHAN Tracker’ was launched by the Women and Child Development Ministry in March 2021.
Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani had recently shared the milestone achievement of Poshan Tracker. The latest data shows that within just a span of three months, over 14.05 lakh Anganwadi workers have downloaded the app, over 7.08 crore beneficiaries mothers and children have been on board. Over 1.24 crore take-home ration has been monitored, 68.79 lakh hot cooked meals have been tracked.
What is The Poshan Tracker APP?
Poshan Tracker is real-time monitoring of nutritional outcomes for improving maternal and child health. The APP enables Anganwadi workers to deliver and monitor nutrition indicators in real-time.
The app can be downloaded from the play store. Poshan Tracker App is meant for Aanganwadi workers, Anganwadi centres to enter beneficiaries data in the forms. It is important to note that Poshan Tracker App is not developed for the general public.
What is the Goal of this APP?
It is to combat the challenge of Malnutrition and achieve the aim of National and Global Sustainable Development Goals.
POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan in March 2018. It is India’s flagship
It is a multi-ministerial convergence mission, with the overarching vision to make India malnutrition free by 2022.
Purpose of Poshan App:
Poshan Tracker is launched to strengthen and bring transparency to nutrition delivery services.
It was developed as a governance tool for real-time monitoring of nutritional outcomes.
The usage of the app can bring in a significant improvement in the health of the mother and the child.
The purpose of the POSHAN Tracker app is to provide a 360-degree view of the activities of the Anganwadi Centre, service deliveries of Anganwadi Workers and complete beneficiary management for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children.
How do Poshan Tracker functions?
The Poshan Tracker is built using centralized data architecture, that also aligns with the digital technology systems of other ministries and programs.
The system provides a digital identity to each beneficiary through a digital card and allows the convergence of the call centre with the technology platform.
The system generates automated alerts to the critical last-mile beneficiaries.
It also ensures efficient audit of the delivery system, by documenting real-time attendance of beneficiaries and duty bearers.
Amidst Covid-19, the app is successfully providing help to the beneficiaries
Poshan App is a robust digital technology platform and management information system that is efficiently generating and documenting significant positive impact. Even during the pandemic, a targeted approach and convergence of the government is helping India to combat the issue of malnutrition in children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.