UN and Akshara Patra MoU for PM-POSHAN Scheme

  • United Nations World Food Programme, UN – WFP has signed an agreement with a Bengaluru based NGO (Non – Governmental Organization) to improve the effectiveness of PM – POSHAN. PM – POSHAN is Pradhan Mantri POshan SHakti Nirman. 
  • The scheme was called the Mid – Day Meal Scheme before.
  • The agreement was signed with the Akshara Patra Foundation. 
  •  The World Food Programme agreed to financial assistance to PM POSHAN Shakti Nirman. It will boost the mid-day meal schemes in schools.
  • It was approved in September 2021. It will run for five years, till 2026. The scheme is to be implemented at a cost of Rs 1.31 trillion. The mid-day meal scheme has been added under this scheme.
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