V. Ramani, a former IAS officer, was director-general of Maharashtra’s Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health and Nutrition Mission, the first such Mission to be set up in India in 2005.
For a country that aims to be a regional power, the data on child nutrition confirms that the situation is abysmal. Save for Bihar, six of the seven states with the highest incidence of stunting, for example, are ruled by the BJP or the BJP and its allies – Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar.
Government focuses on short-term revenue gains instead of boosting oil production.
Tamilian author Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"). It speaks of the period when the writer was fighting a battle, both internally as well as with the external forces.