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Why the Haryana Govt Must Not Evict One Lakh Residents of Khori Gaon -Manju Menon and Ishita Chatterjee It is very important that a full plan is created to address this crisis while keeping twin objectives of forest conservation and social housing at its centre. On June 7, Supreme Court reiterated its order of February and April 2020 to evict the Khori Gaon basti on the Delhi-Haryana border, falling within the Faridabad Municipal Corporation (FMC) jurisdiction. The eviction orders are premised on a set of cases heard in the...

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Mid-Day Meals play a crucial role in guaranteeing child nutrition in the post-pandemic world

School meals ensure nutrition for millions of vulnerable children across the world. Almost 370 million children worldwide are covered by school feeding programmes. While 100 million school children benefitted from the noon meal scheme in India prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries like Brazil (48 million), China (44 million), South Africa (9 million) and Nigeria (9 million) too run similar programmes for school children. However, an estimated 39 billion in-school...

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Delhi: Families facing income crunch,100k+ kids turn to anganwadis -Fareeha Iftikhar

-Hindustan Times According to data shared by the department, around 560,000 children were enrolled in Delhi’s anganwadi centres before the lockdown was enforced in March, a number which has since shot up Over 100,000 children have enrolled in the city’s anganwadi centres over the course of the pandemic, official data shows, as families whose incomes have been severely hit over the past few month move their children from private institutions in search...

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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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Chhattisgarh reopens its anganwadis to provide daily hot nutritious meals -Sarah Khan Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the country to reopen its anganwadi centres amid the COVID-19 to offer health and nutrition services to kids and women After remaining shut for almost half a year, 55,000 anganwadis in Chhattisgarh reopened yesterday on September 7 to provide hot nutritious meals and health services to 1.5 million children under the age of six years, and 0.5 million Pregnant and Lactating Women registered with...

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