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Ignore Rural Anger at Your Own Peril -V Rajagopal

notwithstanding the vote shares. What caused the voters to opt either for the opposition party or to prefer NOTA that embarrassed the incumbent BJP government? An analysis of the hunger index and Malnutrition indicators in Gujarat clearly shows that the rural areas of Kutch, Saurashtra, Panchmahal and the tribal areas between Surat and Nandurba (Maharashtra) have the highest incidence of hunger and Malnutritio

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Millets make their presence felt on mid-day meal plates

groups for sourcing the millets, said Joanna Kane-Potaka, leader of smart food initiative for Icrisat. “Making millets popular to the masses again will be a major breakthrough in overcoming Malnutrition and rural poverty while being more sustainable for the environment. It can also drive new markets and business opportunities,” Joanna added. The Central Food Technological Research Institute, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Natio

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2 lakh malnourished kids in UP: NHRC asks state govt for action-taken report -Priyangi Agarwal

-The Times of India BAREILLY (U.P.): After a Bareilly-based activist filed a complaint with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that there are nearly 2 lakh Malnutrition children in the state and the government is not taking appropriate steps in the matter, the commission has directed UP chief secretary to take appropriate action in the matter and submit an action-taken report in four weeks. Rajesh Chaudhary, a Bareilly-based activist, had

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T.N. children are severely malnourished, says report -Vidya Venkat

-The Hindu Experts fault anaemia among women in child-bearing age and poor sanitation Chennai: Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is high among under-5 children at 8% in Tamil Nadu, according to the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4) data released in 2017. Defined by a very low weight-for-height and by visible severe wasting, or by the presence of nutritional oedema (swelling of feet, for example), according to the World Health Organizat

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In 10 Graphs, the Worrying State of Public Health and Malnutrition in Maharashtra -Niranjan Nampoothiri

-TheWire.in Maharashtra cannot retain its position as a progressive state if health budget cuts become a characteristic part of its budgets. Massive budget cuts and budget under-spending in the social sector have been reported from Maharashtra over the last two years. The state spent as less as 0.49% of its Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) on the public health sector in 2017-18. Incidentally, the state also witnessed high malnourishment, rising leprosy cases, swine flu deaths, deaths

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How PDS can be made effective through better governance -Anjani Kumar and Seema Bathla

ce, would pay off across the country is yet to be seen. We gauge its possibility by looking at the stellar performance of PDS in Odisha—a state marred with high incidence of poverty, hunger and Malnutrition. Odisha: A success story of governance Odisha began with a state-of-the-art e-PDS from 2004 onwards to cover the entire network for greater transparency and accountability. PDS coverage in terms of population was expanded, grain prices

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What We Can Learn From the Tribals About Forests as a Source of Food Security -Bharat Dogra

t-based foods have been found to be rich in nutrition. The importance of forest-based food increases during adverse weather such as frequent drought conditions. Hence, its role in fighting hunger and Malnutrition is likely to increase due to climate change. However, the danger is that with the increasing depletion of natural forests and their replacement with man-made commercial tree plantations, the availability of diverse foods from forests can dimi

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Malnutrition burden in India remains high, nutrition profiles of 640 districts reveal -Neetu Chandra Sharma

-Livemint.com The Malnutrition burden in India remains high despite some progress and there is tremendous inter-state and inter-district variability, the district wise nutrition profiles show New Delhi: The government’s flagship program National Nutrition Mission (NNM) has a clear picture of the challenges it faces in dealing with Malnutrition after the International Food Policy Research Insti

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India's Millets Makeover: Set To Reach Poor, School Meals -Charu Bahri

h the PDS and the food preference of consumers at large. Millets, because of their higher iron, calcium and overall mineral content to wheat and rice, hold the potential to help address India’s Malnutrition problem, a fact IndiaSpend reported in August 2016. More than half of India’s women and children, and one in five men are anaemic. Their loss of productivity shaved $22.64 billion (Rs 1.5 lakh crore) off India’s gross domestic

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For India, the fight at WTO will be about food security -Sachin Kumar Jain

are talks aout taking actions, including trade sanctions, against countries where subsidies exceed this level. On the one hand, India is still facing a huge burden of chronic hunger and childhood Malnutrition: around 195 million people are living with daily hunger, 38.4 per cent children are stunted, 58.4 per cent children and 53 per cent women in the reproductive age group are anaemic. On the other hand, 333,000 farmers in India have committed su

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