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Go easy on potatoes, not proteins, international panel says -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph Not time yet for Indians to lose sleep on meat diet New Delhi: An international panel has released the first scientific targets for Healthy diets worldwide through sustainable food production that will require Indians to increase their protein consumption and curtail their intake of potatoes. The panel, the EAT-Lancet Commission, has determined that daily Healthy diets should conta

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States must compete with each other on the basis of good governance: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

quo;s rankings on social and economic parameters seriously,” he said while addressing a meeting at the Chennai International Centre here. Ranking of States based on parameters such as water, Health, nutrition and school quality education, among others, has paid dividends. District hospitals will also be included in the parameters list soon. NITI Aayog SDG India Index rankings have been accepted by all the States. “This is a huge chan

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Diets have to change, intake of nuts, fruits and veggies has to be increased: EAT-Lancet commission -Anuradha Mascarenhas

-The Indian Express The new daily dietary pattern of a planetary Health diet consists of approximately 35 per cent of calories as whole grains and tubers but also includes approximately 14 grams of red meat per day and 500 grams per day of vegetables and fruits. Pune: Can we eat in a way that works for our planet as well as our bodies, asks the EAT-Lancet commission that has brought together 37 experts from 16 countries to develop, for the fi

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One Egg per Student Proves 'Too Expensive' for Jharkhand Government -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

ence of the commodity from the menu in most BJP-ruled states. The National Institute of Nutrition, which works under the aegis of the Indian Council of Medical Research under the Union ministry of Health and family welfare, made the provision of eggs compulsory in mid-day meals, as they are considered cheaper, safer, more nutritious and easier to procure than alternatives such as milk or bananas. Please click here to read more.

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Right to Food Campaign criticizes Jharkhand Government's move to reduce the number of eggs in School Midday Meals

w noteworthy steps taken by Jharkhand Government to improve child nutrition in the state. Jharkhand’s children are amongst the most malnourished in the country. According to the National Family Health Survey 4 conducted in 2015-16, 35.8 per cent children were underweight across the country. In Jharkhand, the corresponding ratio was as high as 47.8 per cent. Eggs are safe, affordable, tasty and an excellent source of protein and other nutrient

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Universal Basic Income can be funded by reducing subsidies to the rich -Pranab Bardhan

xes from the currently under-assessed and under-taxed property values. Only a quarter of the 10 per cent of GDP thus potentially mobilisable could go to UBIS; the rest can be spent on infrastructure, Health and education. This allows roughly a grant of about Rs 16,000 to each household. If, to start with, it is given only to women, it’ll halve the cost (in my earlier piece there are typos in the cost estimates given for UBIS for only women; the

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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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