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Beyond the lament -K Srinath Reddy

not happen ever again. We do, however, need to look beyond the oxygen story. Early marriage and motherhood of an undernourished adolescent, leading to a low birth weight baby that suffers further Malnutrition and falls easy prey to infections — this is the tale that plays out as the backdrop for sick children in hospitals in Gorakhpur and neighbouring districts. As mosquitos breed in paddy fields and pigs gorge on garbage piles near human dw

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Dealing with Malnutrition: Why Indian women must eat with families -Charu Bahri

ect in Rajasthan used an unusual strategy to break this pattern among poor tribal communities. Instead of simply increasing their food supply and access — the standard approach for dealing with Malnutrition — it attempted to break the tradition of prioritising men’s needs first. When the women of this southwestern Rajasthan village sat down to eat, it was usually after the rest of the family had finished its meal — the men f

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India's children need a better deal -V Ramani

unately, there is no mention of the policy framework and systemic changes needed to break the vicious cycle of child under-nutrition. First, therefore, we need to recognise that the seeds of child Malnutrition are sown in the womb. Given the moribund state of health systems in many states, especially in northern India, little attention is paid to the condition of the pregnant woman. NFHS-4 data reveals that the big three problem states – Utta

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Disquieting story of child health in India -MA Oommen

ree standardisation (-3SD) severely stunted. Similarly, one can have wasted index for weight for height (-2SD) and severely wasted below three standard deviation (-3SD). To understand the severity of Malnutrition, we have taken only severely wasted cases. It is evident from the two survey data that all States have made progress with varying degrees of success with regard to stunting of children under five. For the country as a whole there is a decl

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Muddled nutrition in Delhi ends up in PIL

curity nor is it possible to address complaints regarding violation of entitlements. The law bestows on the commission several crucial functions to deal with the prevention and management of child Malnutrition. It is supposed to identify households eligible for foodgrains at subsidised prices. It is expected to make sure that nutritional support reaches pregnant women, lactating mothers and children between the ages of six and 14. The PIL, which

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Slowing population growth: Why families get smaller in size with better access to healthcare -Sanchita Sharma

-Hindustan Times It’s a paradoxical fact. Families become smaller as better nutrition, vaccination and healthcare ensure couples lose fewer children to Malnutrition and infections, such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, sepsis and tuberculosis India’s most comprehensive report card on health released earlier this year shows India’s total fertility rate (TFR) has dropped from an average of 2.7 children per women in 2006 to 2.2 a decade

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Why Mumbai, India's most productive city, is losing the battle against child Malnutrition -Swagata Yadavar

-IndiaSpend/ Hindustan Times Mumbai’s high Malnutrition figures are despite the fact that 83% of government and aided schools in Mumbai city and 95.1% in its suburbs have a midday meal programme. Mumbai’s Colaba is well known for its art deco buildings, the Gateway of India, swish pubs and restaurants, and the pleasant promenade of Marine Drive. It houses the state assembly, Vidhan Bhavan, and the state secretariat, Mantralaya.

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In Bastar villages where few have Aadhaar, PDS officials fear they will have to say no -Dipankar Ghose

it could have an impact on health indicators. “One of the reasons the PDS system in Chhattisgarh was lauded was that this was a poor state, and these schemes counteracted starvation deaths and Malnutrition. But this new rule could be a blow. There is no guarantee that in the future Maoists won’t influence even more people to give up their Aadhaar cards,” an activist said. Please click here to read more.

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'Women In Rural India Register Gains In Nutrition, Food Security' Anemia is a leading cause of maternal deaths in India. In India, half of children under three are either stunted or underweight due to Malnutrition, and 79 percent are anemic. Food security for women in rural India increased from 21 per cent in 2015 to 53 per cent in 2017, according to a research by Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger India Trust. The same increased for children from 23 per cent to 53 per cent. &ldq

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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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