malnutrition News

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

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

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

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.

New Delhi: ‘Sisters found dead in Mandawali died of malnutrition’

“The three girls died allegedly due to starvation after their parents were forced to vacate their house,” said a police officer.

WCD Ministry to give awards to people who helped in implementation of Poshan Abhiyaan

The government had last month decided to observe every September as the National Nutrition Month to mark the country's fight against malnutrition.

Maharashtra moots two-tier model to implement schemes to check malnutrition

The government is adopting best practices to reduce the malnutrition cases and this has shown tremendous results, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told PTI.


Malnutrition, poor education hit Odisha's development: NITI

Grassroot level development needs inclusion of all the stakeholders like civil society organizations, policy makers, government officials, academia and community-based organizations, Kumar said.

List steps taken to tackle malnutrition: Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt

During the last hearing, the petitioners - some activists and NGOs - working in the tribal areas informed the bench that 318 children had died due to malnutrition and lack of medical care between September, 2017 and January, 2018 in Melghat and its neighbouring areas.

To develop gardens in anganwadis: Maharashtra signs MoU with Reliance Foundation

Officials of the Women and Child Development Department said around 7,300 backyard gardens have been developed in eight districts — Pune, Thane, Palghar, Yavatmal, Jalgaon, Parbhani, Osmanabad and Wardha — after an MoU was singed in 2015 with the Reliance Foundation in the first phase.

‘Malnutrition decline has been slow in Maharashtra'

"Pollution, lack of exercise, tobacco intake, alcohol intake, and mental stress have become main causes of global diseases,” Dr Abhay Bang said.