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Nutrition portal to monitor services at anganwadis down for nearly three months -Jagriti Chandra

-The Hindu Snag comes amid rising levels of hunger and poverty. Some States have developed their own software modules A massive Nutrition portal developed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), which is used by the Centre as well as most States, and touted as the world’s biggest Nutrition system, to record and monitor delivery of services to children and mothers across nearly seven lakh anganwadis has been down for nearly...

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Hunger, Nutrition are worse than before lockdown. PDS must be universalised -Dipa Sinha and Rajendran Narayanan

-The Indian Express All indications show that an economic revival will take some time — support is required during this period to at least prevent starvation. The effects of the lockdown and the resultant economic crisis continue to disproportionately impact the poor and informal sector workers. Since the lockdown, the Government of India (GoI) has announced relief packages under the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and Atmanirbhar Bharat. However, numerous studies...

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The peculiar rise of protein inflation -Sayantan Bera * The supply chain disruption in poultry continues, further hurting the Nutritional standards of poorer households * The current steep prices of items that make up the retail food basket—be it eggs, pulses or vegetables—is evidently taking a toll on millions of Indian households NEW DELHI: Banks should not advance large loans to farmers, least of all to those in the poultry business, an exasperated Ramesh Mehla said over the phone. He...

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Odisha to introduce fish in Nutrition programme of children and pregnant women -Debabrata Mohanty

-Hindustan Times The pilot project would integrate fish-based products into the diets of pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and children of tribal villages and determine the Nutritional potential of adding fish to meals. Bhuaneswar: The Odisha government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with international non-profit organisation World Fish on Tuesday for a pilot programme to include fish and fish-based products in the supplementary Nutrition programme for children, pregnant and nursing...

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COVID-19: New UN alliance to stave off ‘catastrophic food crisis’ -Susan Chacko

-Down to Earth Proposed by Italy and led by Food and Agriculture Organization, the alliance aims to increase resilience of agricultural food systems, ensure global food access The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has pulled food systems apart, threatening food security and Nutrition. At least 690 million people went hungry in 2019, according to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, 2020. Now, the pandemic could tip over...

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