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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.