Under POSHAN Abhiyaan, approx. Rs. 5,257 crores have been released to all States/UTs under various components as on 1.1.2022 including on ICT application, Capacity Building etc.Approximately 17% has been spent on procurement of smartphones.Around 11.03 lakh smartphones have been procured by States/UTs.PoshanAbhiyaan is built on a convergent platform and is essentially a Jan Andolan for community mobilisation and behavioural change.
ICDS -CAS posed operational challenges and was replaced with the Poshan Tracker which is a robust ICT platform designedto enable real-time monitoring and tracking of all AWCs, AWWs and beneficiaries on defined indictors.ICDS CAS was mainly a data entry interface with minimal features for generating few reports whereas Poshan Tracker is based upon modern API based micro service architecture.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 16 March.