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What Does the COVID-19 Lockdown Mean for Food Security? -Gurpreet Singh At a time when the Rabi crop is ready for harvest and the Kharif crop will be sown, quick and effective policy responses are required. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, India has announced a nationwide 21-day lockdown, shutting down all businesses except essential services. The government has assured that the supply of food items and other necessities won’t be hindered during this period. While social distancing has been adopted as a measure...

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Corona impact: Free lunch scheme for school children goes off the menu -Neetu Chandra Sharma * One fallout of the containment measures is that children have to do without the guaranteed school meal * Anganwadi workers have been directed to anganwadi centres only to receive take-home ration NEW DELHI: Unaware of the covid-19 pandemic, four-year-old Jamuni, a malnourished girl in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, is worried that her primary school has been closed for the last 20 days. Her worry revolves around missing the mid-day meals...

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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 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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