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Child and maternal undernutrition is the single largest health risk in India, responsible for 15 percent of the country's total disease burden. To combat the dismal state of nutrition in the country, the government launched POSHAN Abhiyaan in 2017, a convergence mechanism for the country’s response to malnutrition. This report examines the implementation of the program in India’s eastern states, and outlines ways to scale-up the innovative techniques adopted by them. It also concludes that it is imperative to devise structured, time-bound and location-specific strategies with due consideration to the effects of socio-economic factors, and impact of the pandemic. It is also crucial to create a comprehensive approach that will address different sectors and dimensions of nutrition. Implementers in other states could find the innovative techniques documented in this report. Click here to read the report.