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Poor women in urban areas shorter, thinner and more anaemic: Study -Jagriti Chandra

-The Hindu Innovative techniques needed to extend nutrition services in urban areas, it says Poor women in urban areas were shorter, thinner and more anaemic as compared to those from higher wealth categories, according to a new study which calls for policy initiatives to focus on urban poor women to curb Malnutrition. The research aims at determining the levels and trends of different forms of Malnutrition among urban poor women and look beyond...

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Orissa sees potential in ‘nutrition education on wheel’ model -Narayani Rajashree Kanungo

-OutlookIndia.com Odisha Millets Mission (OMM) is negotiating with women collectives of the state to replicate mobile teaching kitchen model to impart nutrition education. The response is encouraging… The problem of Malnutrition in Odisha is complex, and therefore, requires a multidimensional approach. Various central and state-run schemes are striving to address nutrition issues among sizeable vulnerable population. Odisha Millets Mission (OMM), a government of Odisha intervention, is striving to do this by linking...

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How India can overcome Malnutrition -Ashok Gulati & Kriti Khurana

-The Financial Express Focussing on women’s education, Access to sanitation & potable water, diet rich in proteinaceous foods and biofortification of grains can curb Malnutrition President Donald Trump applauded India’s achievements in his address at the crowded Motera stadium. These ranged from religious freedom to reducing poverty to the giant emerging economy. This should have made every Indian feel proud, except that only in the next three days, riots in Delhi made...

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Why Odisha's nutrition budget, the first in India, is a cut above the rest -Anupam Srivastava

-Down to Earth Odisha supports its nutrition agenda through agricultural policies, the public distribution system among others Odisha has become the first Indian state to draw up a nutrition budget in the country. The idea of a thematic budget for nutrition is a unique one in India where an inter-departmental approach is followed. Key participants in this approach include anganwadi centres, schools and health institutions. Additionally, Odisha supports its nutrition agenda through agricultural...

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Raw deal for farmers -Vijoo Krishnan

-Frontline.in The Budget lacks any serious effort to address the main issues of unemployment, agrarian distress and falling incomes, revealing a high level of official insensitivity. A Budget during a time of recession, increasing unemployment, agrarian distress, falling incomes, demand constraint and Malnutrition would have done well to first acknowledge the mess that policies have created and then taken steps to provide employment, boost rural incomes, increase purchasing power and thereby demand. Coming...

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