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Food data raises alert: Indians are consuming less pulses and milk

February 24, 2020 8:44 am

Veteran agriculture economist Ashok Gulati feels the stagnant consumption trend in both milk and pulses is largely due to incomes, which aren’t rising as before. This is especially for the poorer sections, whose spending on protein-rich “superior” foods tends to increase even more with higher incomes.

Why we need to revisit the National Nutrition Strategy

December 28, 2019 9:17 am

Addressing multiple dimensions and various forms of malnutrition requires an integrated policy, coherent action, and total transformation of the country’s food system.

No government in state yet, officials can’t give satisfactory answers: Bombay HC on malnutrition PIL

November 06, 2019 8:58 am

The court said that it was unfortunate that it had been monitoring the case for over 13 years and yet the state was not able to demonstrate that it was anywhere near achieving its “zero death” target due to malnutrition.

We need to ask why India lags behind its neighbours in combating hunger, malnutrition

October 28, 2019 9:58 am

Among all the countries included in the report, India has the highest rate of child wasting (which rose from the 2008-2012 level of 16.5 per cent to 20.8 per cent). Its child stunting rate (at 37.9 per cent) also remains shockingly high.

Malnutrition predominant risk factor for 68 per cent deaths in under-5 children in 2017: Report

September 19, 2019 3:34 am

This study provides a comprehensive account of the burden of child and maternal malnutrition in every state of India from 1990 to 2017.

Palghar: Spike in moderate malnourishment as six-meals-a-day scheme rolled back

August 20, 2019 11:01 am

A Palghar district official said they had used District Planning and Development Council’s fund to stretch the six meals up till March after the programme was modified. “But funds exhausted thereafter,” he said.

Chhattisgarh government to launch scheme providing free meals to those affected by anaemia, malnutrition

August 09, 2019 9:00 pm

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel made the announcement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and said that while initial pilot projects are already in operation in Bastar, the scheme would first be launched on October 2.

Proper nutrition policy can cut diet-related deaths in India: Experts

June 01, 2019 3:09 pm

In 2018, India ranked 103rd among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index. The country slipped three positions from its 100th rank in 2017. It was among the list of 45 nations that have serious levels of hunger.

Polls will come and go, but harsh figures about our children will continue to rankle

March 16, 2019 8:59 am

New report gives constituency-wise data for malnutrition. High-profile MPs have not paid attention to a grave issue in their backyard.

Kolkata: TB related to malnutrition, govt did not acknowledge this, says report

December 09, 2018 4:21 am

While the officials had declared Tuberculosis (TB) as the cause of the seven deaths, the Right to Food Campaign report, which was released in November, said that TB as a disease is intrinsically related to malnutrition.