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The new food factories: Inside India's organics trade -Neetu Chandra Sharma

-Livemint.com On 1 January 2019, India joined a group of roughly 50 countries which mandates consumer-friendly labelling for organic products. Will it work? New Delhi: In a bid to maintain good Health, Manisha Bhardwaj, a software professional working in Noida, and her banker husband, Sakal Bhardwaj—both turning 40—have decided to bring some changes in their lifestyle and food habits. The couple has not only joined a gym to lose weig

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States vs central Health scheme -Abantika Ghosh

AY). Delhi, Telangana and Odisha have stayed out of the programme, while reports have suggested that Congress-ruled states such as Karnataka may follow suit. A look at why the Centre’s flagship Health programme is raising political hackles: Why has West Bengal exited? The dispute is over branding. The letter sent to beneficiaries has photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi; the West Bengal government feels that given the 60:40 partnership i

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Basic income works and works well -Guy Standing

he UNDP. The outcomes exceeded expectations, partly because everybody in the community, and not just select people, received their own individual transfer. Nutrition improved, sanitation improved, Health and Health care improved, school attendance and performance improved, women’s status and well-being improved, the position of the disabled and vulnerable groups improved by more than others. And th

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MSP was not 1.5 times the cost of production for most kharif crops during the last 6 agricultural years

Banks would help in the marketing of underutilized crops and thereby generate an economic stake in the conservation of agro-biodiversity.    * Indian farmers can produce a wide range of Health foods and herbal medicines and market them under strict quality control and certification procedures.    * The PDS should be universal and should undertake the task of enlarging the food security basket by storing and selling nutritiou

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Tirunelveli Collector skips private playschools, admits her daughter in anganwadi -Priyanka Thirumurthy

quires. These centres not just educate our children but also ensure holistic development,” says the Collector speaking to TNM. “They monitor the child’s nutritional intake, maintain Health records and even counsel parents on dietary needs. What else does a child need?” she asks. The district authority further says that her daughter is extremely happy to go to the anganwadi every day. “She loves the place and enjoys

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Health ministry mulled compulsory licencing of rare disease drugs -Sushmi Dey

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The Health ministry was actively mulling compulsory licensing, apart from price capping, of “orphan drugs” (for rare diseases), when the department of pharmaceuticals abruptly issued an order exempting such medicines from price control, derailing plans to make these drugs affordable. The Health ministry discussed price capping and invoking compulsory licenc

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West Bengal tribals battling food scarcity: study -Suvojit Bagchi

by Professor Amartya Sen’s Pratichi Institute and Asiatic Society, will be released in Kolkata on Monday. The survey was conducted in 1,000 tribal households to ascertain living conditions, Health and education. West Bengal is home to a over five million tribals, with 6% of the India’s tribal population of 100 million. But in many areas, tribals of the State are “far behind” in terms of human development. One area, which

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Leprosy Is Making A Comeback In India, But The Govt Wants to Deny It -Ramesh Menon

to eliminate leprosy, the government is unwilling to record new cases. Social stigma and failure to detect cases early are hurdles in eradicating the disease. New Delhi: Leprosy is back in India. Health officials and activists celebrated 13 years ago when India announced that leprosy had been eliminated as a public Health concern. Alarm bells rang as the Central Leprosy Division of the More »

1,000 litres of clean water daily, straight from drain -Jasjeev Gandhiok

ater production to 1 lakh litres per day in the next six months, say officials working on the project near Sun Dial Park at Sarai Kale Khan. Part of the Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams of Healthy Reuse (LOTUSHR) project, a multitude of agencies and local bodies including IIT Delhi, NEERI, TERI and DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences have been involved in the project, which is partnered by the Netherlands government. Officials say the

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Prof. Abhijit Sen, a former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, interviewed by M Rajshekhar (Scroll.in)

e idea of work as we know it, regular employment as opposed to the gig economy, will be rare. And so, it says governments should move to a minimum income support from benefits linked to unemployment, Health and education. That is a huge shift. When this idea came in the Economic Survey, it was just idiotic. Not only were you thinking of this as replacing our non-existent unemployment benefits and NREGA [National Rural Employment Guarantee Act] but

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