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States must compete with each other on the basis of good governance: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

nkings on social and economic parameters seriously,” he said while addressing a meeting at the Chennai International Centre here. Ranking of States based on parameters such as water, health, nutrition and school quality education, among others, has paid dividends. District hospitals will also be included in the parameters list soon. NITI Aayog SDG India Index rankings have been accepted by all the States. “This is a huge change,&rdqu

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Diets have to change, intake of nuts, fruits and veggies has to be increased: EAT-Lancet commission -Anuradha Mascarenhas

South Asia and by 7.5 times in Sub-Saharan Africa. To be published online on Thursday, Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets for Sustainable Food Systems also links nutritional targets with environmental sustainability. Feeding a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy and sustainable diet requires a transformation of eating habits, improving food production and reducing food waste. Accordin

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One Egg per Student Proves 'Too Expensive' for Jharkhand Government -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

o serve one less egg per child per week. The introduction of eggs in schools, and later in anganwadis, was considered one of the few noteworthy steps taken by Jharkhand government to improve child nutrition in the state. Jharkhand among few BJP states on India’s ‘egg-map’ The Wire earlier reported how Jharkhand and Tripura were among the few BJP-ruled states that distributed eggs in MDM scheme. Overall, there are 11 BJP-rule

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Egg back on Raipur mid-day menu after regime change, not in Bhopal -Dipankar Ghose & Milind Ghatwai

dnesday introduced the nutrient on the menu. The order issued by Chhattisgarh’s School Education department includes a caveat: if children or parents have an objection to eggs, milk or other nutrition-rich items would be provided. But the directive has already drawn flak from the BJP for “imposition of this idea” on those who “do not eat non-vegetarian food”. Unlike Chhattisgarh, the Congress does not enjoy a clear

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Right to Food Campaign criticizes Jharkhand Government's move to reduce the number of eggs in School Midday Meals

nt has decided to serve one less egg per child per week. Introduction of eggs in schools, and later in Anganwadis, is one of the few noteworthy steps taken by Jharkhand Government to improve child nutrition in the state. Jharkhand’s children are amongst the most malnourished in the country. According to the National Family Health Survey 4 conducted in 2015-16, 35.8 per cent children were underweight across the country. In Jharkhand, the corre

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Chhattisgarh government adds eggs to mid-day meal menu to increase protein intake

otein-rich products if the children or their parents do not approve of consuming eggs. A government circular said officials got samples of mid-day meals from 66 schools in 19 districts to test the nutritional properties. Of these 66 schools, eight were from five cities and served by centralised kitchens. Of the remaining 58 schools, the number of calories present in a meal in 47 institutions was over 85% but less than 100% of the prescribed amou

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Basic income works and works well -Guy Standing

nd financial assistance from UNICEF and the UNDP. The outcomes exceeded expectations, partly because everybody in the community, and not just select people, received their own individual transfer. nutrition improved, sanitation improved, health and health care improved, school attendance and performance improved, women’s status and well-being improved, the position of the disabled and vulnerable groups improved by more than others. And the am

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After 10% quota, Govt plans basic income for poor, aid for farmers -Amitav Ranjan

erty line. The money would be directly transferred to this section while ending other sops such as food and LPG subsidy to them, the sources said. The UBI dole is expected to take care of half the nutritional requirements of a family of five in rural areas and one-third requirement of those who make the urban poor. The government is expected to budget around Rs 32,000 crore for April-June 2019. Sources said the actual number of beneficiaries wou

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Tirunelveli Collector skips private playschools, admits her daughter in anganwadi -Priyanka Thirumurthy

of my daughter’s age requires. These centres not just educate our children but also ensure holistic development,” says the Collector speaking to TNM. “They monitor the child’s nutritional intake, maintain health records and even counsel parents on dietary needs. What else does a child need?” she asks. The district authority further says that her daughter is extremely happy to go to the anganwadi every day. “Sh

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