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National Institute of Nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

-The Hindu 'Fruits, vegetables can be used interchangeably' New Delhi: The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) said on Tuesday that it stands by its findings certifying mid-day meals without onion and garlic provided by the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) in Karnataka schools as compliant with nutritional norms laid down by the State government. The response from the institute follows an open letter from experts asking it to withdraw its report on APF on...

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Economist Jean Dreze, two others detained, later released in Jharkhand -Jaideep Deogharia

-The Times of India RANCHI: Right to Food activist Jean Dreze and two others were released after being detained on Thursday in Jharkhand for allegedly organising a meeting without permission, police said. Dreze, along with his associates Vivek and Anuj, was holding a public meeting under Bishunpura police station of Garhwa district on Thursday morning. Subsequently, Jean was asked to sign a bond at the police station. Please click here to read...

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Understanding of democracy is shrinking: Economist Jean Dreze after being detained in Jharkhand -Abhishek Angad

-The Indian Express DIG Palamu told The Indian Express: "They were holding a meeting on social issues and did not take permission from SDO. They were detained as Model Code of Conduct in place." Ranchi: Economist and Right to Food activist Jean Dreze and two others were let off Thursday afternoon after being detained in Jharkhand for holding a public meeting without permission, which the authorities say is a “violation of...

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Resources for Welfare Expenditure -Prabhat Patnaik The basic income scheme that is in the air these days, which amounts to handing over a certain sum of money to every household to ensure that it reaches a threshold cash income, is an extremely flawed scheme. Instead of enjoining upon the state the obligation to provide essential goods and services like food, education, and health, to its citizens, it absolves the State of all such responsibility, once it...

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Plugging the design gaps in ICDS for all children -Dipa Sinha

-DNA The Niti Aayog’s recent report on ‘Strategy for New India @ 75’ rightly recognises that the multidimensional determinants of undernutrition are inadequately reflected in policymaking. It argues that there must be convergent action with annual health, nutrition and sanitation plans being made in an integrated manner for all districts. In the case of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), which is the main programmatic platform through which nutrition outcomes are to...

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