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New crop of leaders -Rasheed Kidwai

aras Saklecha, Prashant Pandey, Anil Dubey and other anti-corruption activists in Madhya Pradesh. Rai's pressure group, Vichar MP, brought together many activists working in diverse fields such as Malnutrition, health, the drive against the sand mafia and the Right to Information. They exchanged notes and sifted through data to prepare a rejoinder to Chouhan's claim of the state witnessing an agricultural growth rate of 9.7 per cent against a na

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NGOs question packaged food given to kids

e therapeutic food (RUTF)’ packets for severely malnourished children across Maharashtra. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on August 4, permitting the use of RUTF for severe acute Malnutrition (SAM) children in the Mokhada block of Palghar district. Now, NGOs Jan Arogya Abhiyan (People’s health movement, Maharashtra) and Anna Adhikar Abhiyan (Right to food campaign, Maharashtra) have demanded that malnourished kids be prov

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Rajasthan signs MoU to battle child Malnutrition

-The Hindu Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has signed a memorandum of understanding with three funding agencies to improve the nutritional status of children in 50 blocks of 20 districts. The new MoU was signed by the National Health Mission’s (NHM) State unit and the State Women and Child Development Department with the Tata Trust, Action Contre La Faim (Action Against Hunger) of France and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) on Saturday. State Medical and Health

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Maharashtra govt reviews measures for prevention of Malnutrition death in tribal areas

-DNA Death of tribal kids during monsoon period when their parents don't get work has been a major issue since past many years. Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sumit Mullick on Wednesday held a core committee meeting to review the ongoing measures to prevent death of infant in the tribal areas. He directed health, women and child development and tribal departments to take necessary precautions for preventing various diseases whcih occur during the monsoon. Additional Chief Secretary o

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Rs 20,000 in bank accounts to be rural poverty barometer -Subodh Ghildiyal

nother key indicator of positive change will be the number of families using compost as the primary source to fertilise crops. Progress of a village will also be measured against the prevalence of Malnutrition among children up to three years, percentage of children with full immunisation, number of girls completing secondary education and skilling courses. These are among the parameters being considered by the rural development ministry to moni

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Parched in Tamil Nadu's rice bowl -Avik Saha & Yogendra Yadav

d ourselves. Over the course of our samvedna yatra to various drought-affected States in 2015 and padyatra in Marathwada and Bundelkhand in 2016, we thought we had seen the worst instances of hunger, Malnutrition and cattle famine. After all, the State has not withered away in Tamil Nadu, as it appears to have in many parts of the Hindi heartland. The administrative and social welfare systems are largely in working condition. After the tsunami, the St

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Prevalence of wasting among children is rising, shows NFHS-4 data

to access   IFPRI Report Shows Under-nutrition Has Fallen, News alert from Inclusive Media for Change, 21 September, 2015, please click here to access Govt. shows laxity in battle against Malnutrition, News alert from Inclusive Media for Change, 8 June, 2015, please click here to access  Doubts Over Maharashtra's Nutritional Progress?, News alert from Inclusive Media for Change, 26 January, 2015, please click here to access Ch

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Nutrition centres draw in tribal mothers to provide better diet for kids in Odisha

tate Government is gaining ground in tribal areas, with mothers rushing to Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs) for providing a healthy diet to their children. About 120 children suffering from Malnutrition are brought to the NRCs every month, said sources. According to sources, the Health & Family Welfare Department and Child & Woman Welfare Department have been struggling to provide a safe childhood for tribal kids considering that

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Tribals want govt to scrap 1979 order denying sterilisation access -Dipankar Ghose

lity rate of 2000 per one lakh, is a life risk in itself. It puts a toll on the body, there is loss of calcium and other factors. In areas where health indicators are low, such as rampant anaemia and Malnutrition, repeated pregnancies are a massive danger. Regulating someone’s own fertility is against basic human and reproductive rights.” Please click here to read more. 

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Delhi And Other Indian Cities Have Child Malnutrition Levels Akin To Sub-Saharan Africa -Rukmini S Bhopal, Patna and Lucknow are in particularly bad shape. Some of India's major cities have worse rates of child Malnutrition than rural India, an analysis of data from the National Family Health Survey shows. The data shows that over a quarter of children under the age of five are stunted (low height for age) in all of India's major state capitals, except in Kochi and Hyderabad. Bhopal has higher rates of child stunting t

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