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Govt's Poshan Abhiyaan can take lessons on social accountability from MGNREGA -K Anuradha Another approach to improving citizen engagement could be through community platforms like Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and gram sabhas. The Poshan Abhiyaan intends to do this, but lacks how these platforms reinforce accountability. We are a nation that carries 23.8% of the global burden of Malnutrition, with a total of 195.9 million under-nourished people. But it is reassuring that the government is committed to tackle Malnutrition on a war footing with...

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Feeding lessons to tackle Malnutrition -Arun Gupta Optimal feeding of infants is fundamental to tackling the burden of Malnutrition. The release of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS 2016-2018) has renewed interest in tackling Malnutrition in India. The conceptual framework for child undernutrition, developed by UNICEF, recognises breastfeeding, good complementary feeding, caring and health care to minimise disease burden as immediate underlying factors that determine Malnutrition in all its forms. According to the CNNS, 35 per cent of the...

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Millets, answer to tackle Malnutrition, climate change

-The New Indian Express Odisha Millet Mission is a unique initiative for revival and promotion of millet production. BHUBANESWAR: With focus shifting to nutrition in food and nutrient-rich millets becoming a favourite food to fight Malnutrition, agricultural experts and officials lauded the Millet Mission undertaken by the State Government to promote production, consumption and marketing of the grains. Inaugurating a national workshop on nutri-cereals here on Wednesday, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said Odisha...

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Malnutrition behind 69% deaths among children below five in India: UNICEF The UNICEF report also categorised every second Indian woman as anaemic, noting its prevalence among adolescent girls as twice as that of adolescent boys. New Delhi: Malnutrition caused 69% of deaths of children below the age of five in India, according to a UNICEF report released on Wednesday. In its report titled ‘The State of the World’s Children 2019’, UNICEF said that every second child in that age group is affected by...

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Telling Numbers: Half of India's children suffer from Malnutrition, says UNICEF -Esha Roy

-The Indian Express UNICEF report found that one in three children under the age of five years — around 200 million children worldwide — are either undernourished or overweight. And in India, every second child is affected by some form of Malnutrition. On Tuesday, UNICEF released its State of the World’s Children report for 2019. The first UNICEF report in 20 years on child nutrition, it comes on the heels of...

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