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

haar with 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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India ranked 100th among 119 as hunger gets worse

ndex (GHI), behind North Korea, Bangladesh and even the besieged Iraq, but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report. India was ranked 97th last year. The country's hunger problem is driven by high child malnutrition, and underlines the need for stronger commitment to the social sector, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said in its report. "India... has the third highest score in all of Asia — only Afghanistan a

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India's Unique Enigma of High Growth and Stunted Children -Awanish Kumar

-TheWire.in Diane Coffey and Dean Spears’ Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste is a path breaking addition to the literature on child malnutrition and development policy in India. The history of global health has been marked with a dramatic turnaround starting from around the mid to late 19th century. This period witnessed an unprecedented decline in death rate and a steady increase in the life

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Cash transfers may replace rations for women and infants -Shalini Nair

rition entitlement scheme is meant to provide supplementary nutrition in the prenatal and neonatal stage for mothers and children — a crucial element in preventing child and maternal mortality, child malnutrition, and stunting of growth. According to ministry sources, the cash transfer will initially be taken up on a pilot basis and then be extended across the country in a phased manner. “In the first phase, we will cover 300 of the mos

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India's children need a better deal -V Ramani

Unfortunately, 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 &ndash

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Muddled nutrition in Delhi ends up in PIL

nal security 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,

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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. However, this high-profile ward recorded the

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

nge, 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 child malnutrition Declining, Though Not Fast Enough, News alert from Inclusive Media for Change, 21 November, 2014, please click here to access   Trends of undernutrition in children under 5 years of age, Inclusive Media for Change, May, 20

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Delhi And Other Indian Cities Have child malnutrition Levels Akin To Sub-Saharan Africa -Rukmini S

-HuffingtonPost.in 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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