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Reducing Hunger In Dantewada -- combating Malnutrition, one hot meal a day -Dipankar Ghose

-The Indian Express Under the scheme, children under the age of 5, girls, and young mothers are given one cooked meal a day at the GP headquarters. Sameli (Dantewada): It is 1:30 pm and the women, mostly in groups of four to five, with their young babies either in their arms or holding on to their fingers start arriving at the Sameli Gram Panchayat (GP) office. The faces of both women and...

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Starvation deaths continue to occur in UP -Abdul Alim Jafri

-Newsclick.in This is the 11th death due to starvation in Uttar Pradesh in two months. A 60-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district allegedly died of starvation on Thursday night. The shocking revelation came when autopsy was conducted, and the cause of death turned out to be Malnutrition and starvation. The deceased was identified as Balram. Balram's family alleged that they did not have even a grain of food at home during the past...

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MP govt plans to add eggs in anganwadi meals, Oppn hits out -Milind Ghatwai

-The Indian Express Women and Child Development Minister Imarti Devi on Wednesday said the government was planning to introduce eggs in anganwadi meals to fight Malnutrition. Bhopal: The Congress government on Wednesday indicated that it would include eggs in meals served to children at anganwadis, drawing a sharp reaction from the Opposition BJP. Women and Child Development Minister Imarti Devi on Wednesday said the government was planning to introduce eggs in anganwadi...

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What Is the effective delivery mechanism of food support in India? A demand-side assessment of alternative apparatus -Mamata Pradhan, Devesh Roy and Vinay Sonkar

-Economic and Political Weekly The public distribution system is the cornerstone of anti-poverty initiatives in India to address the issue of hunger and Malnutrition, but is plagued with leakages and corruption. Though several possible reasons account for these problems, one factor that is generally overlooked is the lack of assessment of the preference of the beneficiaries in terms of product portfolio, selection, and delivery mechanisms. Through a mixed methods analysis across...

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We need to ask why India lags behind its neighbours in combating hunger, Malnutrition -Harsh Mander

-The Indian Express Among all the countries included in the report, India has the highest rate of child wasting (which rose from the 2008-2012 level of 16.5 per cent to 20.8 per cent). Its child stunting rate (at 37.9 per cent) also remains shockingly high. The abiding disgrace of new India is that despite unprecedented quantities of wealth and the vulgar ostentation which has become customary in the gaudy glitter of...

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