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Malnutrition cases in Maharashtra under-reported, finds survey -Tabassum Barnagarwala

ecorded by the NFHS-4 and the Integrated Child Development System (ICDS). Mumbai: A survey by the public health department in four districts of Maharashtra has found significant under-reporting of Malnutrition cases. The preliminary findings in three of these districts — Pune, Nandurbar and Raigad — show that percentage of wasting and of under-nutrition is higher than as recorded by the National Family Health Survey-4 and the Integrated

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Food for thought: do Attappady community kitchens serve the needy? -KA Shaji

birth evoke traumatic memories for Veeramma and her husband Selvan. They lost three children — a daughter and two sons — before Balu due to health complications resulting from poverty and Malnutrition. It was the death Veeramma’s 14-month-old daughter Kaliyamma on April 12, 2013 — the first in a series of 45 infant deaths in Attapady — that turned national attention on Kerala’s impoverished tribal heartland in Pa

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Farm distress is now haunting us: NITI Aayog's Rajiv Kumar -Sayantan Bera

ricultural development, we still have a situation like this and it’s time to introspect deeply,” Kumar said. “For the next few years, we have to concentrate on curbing hunger and Malnutrition, and make sure that our farmers come up to the same level as their urban counterparts,” he added Kumar’s comments come in the wake of repeated farmer protests, beginning in June last year, following a record harvest and a sharp

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Gujarat Lags Behind In Health, Education: Niti Aayog Vice Chairman

8-19, Mr Kumar said. He was told that the state is planning "big success this year itself" in the health sector, and district collectors have been asked to pay special attention to child Malnutrition and the maternal mortality ratio, he said. The Niti Aayog will help Gujarat set up the proposed Coastal Economic Zones which aim to spur economic activities along the state coast, he said. "The issue of Coastal Economic Zones betwe

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How and Why of Farmers' Long March to Mumbai -Subodh Varma

en, in October 2016, over 50,000 adivasi peasants gheraoed the house of the adivasi development minister at Wada in Palghar district for two days and nights. Written assurances on issues like FRA and Malnutrition-related deaths of Adivasi children were given. Meanwhile, AIKS held protest actions at Aurangabad in the Marathwada region in May 2016 and at Khamgaon in the Vidarbha region in May 2017 on issues of drought, loan waiver and remunerative price

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Dr. Hameed Nuru, World Food Programme Country Director, interviewed by Soma Basu (The Hindu)

-The Hindu Malnutrition is a complex problem and results from not getting enough food to not getting the right kind of food, says the United Nations WFP (India) Country Director Even with the world's largest subsidised food distribution systems serving 65 million poor families across the country, India continues to be home to a quarter of all malnourished people worldwide. In view of the incredible challenge of improving nutrition for all peop

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Malli's tragedy: On death, loss and failed govt schemes in Kerala's only tribal block -Shaju Philip

-The Indian Express With a string of Malnutrition deaths and now a case of lynching, Attappadi has for long lived in Kerala’s shadows. Shaju Philip on why, despite government schemes and projects, little has changed in the state’s only tribal block. C Valli slumps onto the floor of her unplastered house at Pazhayoor colony in Attappadi’s Chindakki village, clutching a plastic bag half filled with rice. “There’s no

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Aadhaar-for-food can't be a mandatory requirement -Swati Narayan

be undocumented. Most of these tragedies have occurred in the states of Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar. That apart, in Maharashtra, an estimated 17,000 toddlers died due to Malnutrition two years ago with the majority in the tribal Palghar district. Madhya Pradesh is another state where child nutritional rehabilitation centres are hugely inadequate. Clear patterns are also visible on these hunger frontlines. About 75% of

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Why are boys more malnourished than girls in India? -Kundan Pandey

-Down to Earth Going by a recent study on Malnutrition in children in 10 Indian cities, parental bias for boys could be pushing them closer to junk food In India, it is generally believed girls are disempowered, that also affects their health. And, there are statistics to show their plight. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) of 2016 shows around 55 per cent women are anaemic while just about half of them, 23 per cent, male fall in this c

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Millet Mission to tackle nutrition in Odisha's Nuapada

ock where food prepared from ‘ragi’, ‘kodo’ (another type of millet) and ‘gurji’ cereal will be served to children. Since majority of children in Komna suffer from Malnutrition, it has been decided to launch the project Millet Mission in the block first. Farmers will be encouraged to grow millets and cereals while arrangements have been made to procure and process it by the members of SHGs. Similarly, two NGOs have

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