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As India rethinks labour rules, one item not on the agenda: Childcare facilities for women workers -Mirai Chatterjee Full-day, quality childcare can make a crucial difference in India’s fight against Malnutrition, and can possibly enhance incomes of working women. Savitaben is a tobacco worker in Rasnol village, Gujarat. She has two young children under five years of age, and every morning she leaves them in a crèche run by the Self-Employed Women’s Association or SEWA, a trade union of over 15 lakh poor, self-employed women wor

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Forgotten again: 3 kids starve to death, fury gives way to apathy -Somreet Bhattacharya

uller. While police are still trying to trace the father, Mangal, the mother, Beena, returned to her village in West Bengal a few months later. The final inquiry into the deaths identified extreme Malnutrition as the cause. Neighbours said the children would crawl out of their room to defecate or vomit in the last few days of their lives as they were too weak to go to the toilet. Their mother too would lie down through the day. Mangal used to ru

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Young and wasted -TK Rajalakshmi The 2018 Global Nutrition Report points to the link between income and Malnutrition but falls short of examining critical factors such as enhanced public spending that determine the levels of hunger and nutrition. In 2017, fewer than one in five children, six to 24 months of age, in the world ate a minimally accepted diet. More than half of them in the same age group did not get the recommended number of meals, and only two-third

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How reviving traditional farming helped Kerala tribal communities become healthy -Sandeep Vellaram

rs ago, officials of the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary at Idukki in Kerala conducted a medical camp for the tribal natives residing in the sanctuary. While the officials were expecting to see widespread Malnutrition and related ailments, the final results of the camp, they say, left them saddened and in pain. Many residents were not just afflicted with diseases like anaemia and goitre, there was also a high prevalence of non-communicable diseases like hi

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The political economy of the persistent agrarian crisis -Himanshu

h trend visible in international markets. Arguments suggesting that price decline is due to surplus production are not just simplistic but are also naïve in a country where starvation deaths and Malnutrition continue to make headlines. While there are a combination of factors, including unnecessary imports, market restrictions and oversupply in some commodities, it is also a result of severe demand deflation in the economy, particularly the rural

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India must shift focus from food to nutrition security: IFPRI chief -TV Jayan

-The Hindu Business Line According to Shenggen Fan, India is suffering from the double burden of Malnutrition, as well as over nutrition. New Delhi: If India has to contain high levels of hunger and poverty in the country, it should shift its focus from food security to nutrition security, as done by Thailand and Bangladesh, said Shenggen Fan, Director General of the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). &ld

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Stunted, wasted: on Global Nutrition Report 2018

ition made. Among the factors affecting the quantity and quality of nutrition are maternal education, age at marriage, antenatal care, children’s diet and household size. Now that mapping of Malnutrition at the district level is available, as in the Global Nutrition Report, it is incumbent on State governments to address these determining factors. A second issue is that of the quality of nutrition in packaged foods available to children. Goin

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India Has Failed Its Children, Tops in Stunting and Wasting

rsquo;s more, India is also the country with the highest number of children who are ‘wasted’ (low weight for height, indicating severe weight loss), an even more severe indicator of acute Malnutrition. India has 25.5 million children who are wasted — out of the 50.5 million children who are wasted globally, or half of the global wasting burden. India is again followed by Nigeria (3.4 million), and then Indonesia (3.3 million) in t

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1/3 of world's stunted kids are from India, says report -Sushmi Dey

ition in the country. With 46.6 million stunted children, India accounted for nearly one-third of the world’s 150.8 million children who are stunted, the report shows warning against a major Malnutrition crisis.. India is followed by Nigeria (13.9 million) and Pakistan (10.7 million). The three countries together are home to almost half of all stunted children in the world. This is despite the improvement made by India in reducing stunting

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