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‘It was as if the entire country was walking’ -Jaideep Hardikar Months after walking home 800 kilometres in terrible conditions, migrant labourers in Maharashtra’s Gondia district recall their journey on foot from Telangana during the April-June period of the lockdown When their options ran out, Vijay Koreti and his friends decided to walk home. It was mid-April. India was under a strict lockdown brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. And they wondered how long they could remain stranded in their small shanties in...

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Community action, with a focus on women’s well-being, can fight malnutrition -Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta

-The Indian Express Anganwadi workers, ASHAs, ANMs and anganwadi supervisors can work together with panchayat members to ensure that all children and mothers are covered with immunisation, antenatal care, maternity benefits and nutrition services On an MGNREGA worksite in Kolar, Karnataka, a male worker came up to me and said that men ought to be paid more than women. I asked him why. “Adhu yaavaagalu hange,” he replied: That was how it...

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Fewer kids under 3 breastfed within an hour of birth, finds NFHS-5 -Shruti Banerjee , Ashmita Sengupta and Pubali Bhattacharya

-Down to Earth The highest percentage of children under three who were breastfed within one hour of birth was registered in Meghalaya, followed by Lakshwadeep, Kerala and Mizoram   The number of women breastfeeding their newborns within an hour declined in the last five years, according to the recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS). The women in urban regions of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli along with Bihar, Gujarat, Sikkim,...

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Beware of illegal digital lending apps: RBI

-The Hindu Advisory in the backdrop of suicides in Telangana Hyderabad: The Reserve Bank of India has advised public to be wary of unauthorised digital lending platforms and mobile apps. Taking note of reports about individuals and small businesses falling prey to a growing number of unauthorised digital lending platforms/mobile apps, the central bank on Wednesday said “members of public are cautioned not to fall prey to such unscrupulous activities.” It urged them...

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More women opting for safe menstrual practices, NFHS-5 data shows -Ashmita Sengupta, Pubali Bhattacharya and Shristi Guha

-Down to Earth The percentage of women using safe menstrual products highest in Andaman and Nicobar Islands (98.9%); least in Bihar at 58.8% The percentage of women using sanitary products and practising hygiene during menstrual cycle increased across states and Union territories in the past decade-and-a-half, first phase of the recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) has found. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa and Telangana...

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