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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

d by the International Policy Research Institute rankings — 100th among 119 countries. GHI looks at undernourishment, child mortality rate, child stunting and wasting to determine the status of nutrition, and India performs poorly on all fronts. India now comes under most African and Middle Eastern Nations and is one of the worst performing Asian nation, only a little above Pakistan and Afghanistan. Next came the news of the tragic death of e

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Improve nutritional content of school meals to tackle stunting - Soumya Swaminathan and SV Subramanian

-Hindustan Times As per the latest National nutrition Monitoring Bureau, which has been collecting data on diet and nutritional status of rural, tribal and urban populations for almost four decades, the calorie intake of children (1-3 years) in rural areas was only about 70% of their requirement due to shortage. In India, more than 4.8 crore children suffer from stunting, which means they are below

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

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 foodgrai

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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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India has largest number of malnourished kids in world: Report

nd EY. The report found that towards the end of 2015, 40 per cent of the Indian children were undernourished. On the other hand, it pointed out that urban India is faced with the challenge of over nutrition. India is ranked as the third most obese nation in the world after the US and China and also the diabetes capital of the world, with about 69.2 million people living with it as per the 2015 data by World Health Organisation, said the report.

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Hunger, Starvation and Aadhaar -Himanshu

tries 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

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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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Has hunger increased in India in recent years? -Roshan Kishore

-Livemint.com IFPRI’s latest Global Hunger Index shows that under-nutrition has decreased rather than increased in India The Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has ranked India at the 100th position among 119 countries in its 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) rankings. India has had a higher rank in previous versions of these rankings. These findings have created an impression that the prevalence of hunger

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