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Aahaar Kranti’ Mission

Aahaar Kranti’ Mission

Why in news?

  • The Government has launched ‘Aahaar Kranti’, a mission dedicated to spread awareness about nutrition.

About Aahaar Kranti Mission

  • The initiative ‘Aahaar Kranti’ will focus on addressing the problem of hunger and diseases in abundance across India and the world.
  • The mission aims to spread the message of the need for a nutritionally balanced diet.
  • It highlights the importance of being accessible to all local fruits and vegetables.
  • The motto of the Mission is “Uttam Aahaar- Uttam Vichaar or Good Diet-Good Cognition”.
  • The mission will work on multiple dimensions simultaneously. It will seek to promote:
    • Better awareness
    • Better nutrition and
    • Better agriculture
  • These messages will be imparted through the curriculum in the form of `what’s and `why’s of nutrition, or through the forms of games.
  • Organisations Involved: Pravasi Bharatiya Academic and Scientific Sampark (PRABHASS), Global Indian Scientists and Technocrats’ Forum (GIST), Vijnana Bharati (Vibha) and Vigyan Prasar (an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology) have come together to launch the mission ‘Aahaar Kranti’.
  • The mission will also utilize India’s rich knowledge of Ayurveda-based nutrition to practice.

Performance of India on Global Hunger Index 2020

  • India has been ranked at 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020.
  • With a score of 27.2, India has a level of hunger that is “serious”.

Significance of Aahaar Kranti Mission

  • This mission in line with the United Nation’s declaration of the year 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.
  • Furthermore, UN sustainable goal #3 emphasizes human well-being.
  • India has remained the world leader or Vishwaguru for ages in terms of science, technology, and innovations, and in the case of diet and nutrition, it has led to several path-breaking efforts.

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