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Malnutrition India's biggest health hazard, air pollution a close second -Jayashree Nandi

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Child and maternal Malnutrition continues to be the biggest health hazard in India since 1990, while deteriorating air quality came a close second, according to a recent report in one of the world's oldest medical journals. The report published in the Lancet journal has found that besides Malnutrition and rising air pollution, dietary risks, high systolic blood pressur

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Hunger and the nation: Examining food politics and policy in India -Swati Saxena

ith ration cards. Similarly, the state actors in power reacted to GHI, pointing to changes in methodology rather than addressing the issue which is that India continues to have one of the worst child Malnutrition rates in the world and this severe problem of under-nutrition is also taking an economic toll on the nation. Please click here to read more.

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Jean Dreze, development economist, interviewed by Santwana Bhattacharya (The New Indian Express)

are crucially dependent on the Public Distribution System (PDS). That after so many years of independence, India still struggles to reach food to hungry mouths and shows up big on the world map of Malnutrition, despite its overflowing granaries, speaks volumes about the country’s serial administrative failure. The latest move to link Aadhaar to food rations seems to have compounded the problem, though ironically it was devised to supply foodg

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Feeding India -Uma Lele

-The Indian Express Discussions on IFPRI’s Hunger Index illustrate the complexity of India’s Malnutrition problem. Solutions must focus on evidence, accountability. India’s ranking in the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI’s) 2017 Global Hunger Index has invited much comment and criticism among India’s intellectual elite. India has slipped to 100 among 119 countries in the 2017 Global Hung

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Hunger, Starvation and Aadhaar -Himanshu

ountries has remained consistent over time. And based on these, there is no denying the fact that India not only is home to the most number of malnourished in the world, but its progress in combating Malnutrition has been slower than countries with similar level of income. The index is based on a combination of calorie undernourishment (percentage of population below the recommended nutritional intake) and child wasting, stunting and being underwei

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Malnutrition kills more Indians than any specific disease, yet successive governments pay scant -Rema Nagarajan

-The Times of India Malnutrition kills more Indians than any specific disease. That’s hardly surprising since a weakened body is more prone to infections and responds less to medicine or treatment than a well-fed, healthy one. Widespread Malnutrition has been termed a national shame and a top priority. Yet, the debate in governments is mostly about whether or not to give packaged food and whet

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Non-linking of aadhaar with ration card is denying people their right to food

During the Bengal famine of 1943-44, over 2 million people died due to starvation, diseases and Malnutrition, among other things. According to scholars, the apathy of the British government was largely responsible for such a massive tragedy. Despite the enacting of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in 2013, the situation of the downtrodden and the poor has not changed much in the country as compared to pre-Independence time. On 28 September

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Hungry India: Are we angry enough? -Patralekha Chatterjee

Age The fact is that even if India was a few notches higher, it still would be among the severe cases in terms of the magnitude of malnourishment. Do we really trail North Korea and Iraq in the Malnutrition stakes? There have been outbursts of anger at India being ranked 100th out 119 countries in the latest edition of the Global Hunger Index by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Experts are quarrelling over the methodolog

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Food security: Solution lies in traditional food -Archana Mishra

aditional food items so that people can see it as a source of livelihood. These local crops should be included in midday meal and the Integrated Child Development Services to deal with the problem of Malnutrition. It will help in changing the agricultural pattern, which is the need of the hour.   All these benefits go well with this year’s theme of World Food Day - Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural developm

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