NATIONAL NUTRITION MISSION
Procurement of growth-monitoring devices, smartphones for anganwadis 'not up to mark': NITI Aayog
According to the transcript of the meeting of the National Council of Nutritional Challenges, NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar said five states had still not procured smartphones and 14 states were yet to procure even the essential monitoring devices.
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Ten years after Shivraj Singh Chouhan govt rejected recommendation, MP to give eggs to children from next year
According to official records, the proposal to give eggs to children was first suggested to the Shivraj Singh Chouhan led MP government in 2009 as part of formulating the Atal Bihari Vajpayee child health and nutrition mission to address the issue of malnutrition through some institutional measures.
Modi's new mission: Propel livestock production to increase India's GDP
The Government estimates that in the next five years, livestock farmers will not only save losses worth Rs 2.50 lakh crore, but will increase their income four times, contributing a major share in India's GDP.
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The Global Hunger Index ranking doesn’t reflect significant improvements by India on four key indicators.
Malnutrition behind 69 per cent deaths among children below 5 years in India: UNICEF report
Urban India is moving into an unhealthy food snacking environment and food consumption patterns in India reveal that child diets are largely starved of proteins and micronutrients and are influenced by household (adult) food choices.
Most states won't meet Poshan Abhiyaan targets to curb child malnutrition: Study
Some of the states, which have reported the worst cases include Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Assam and Tripura.
Government approves launch of National Nutrition Mission
The mission, commencing 2017-18, has a target to reduce under-nutrition and low birthweight by 2 per cent each year.
Budget 2018: Over three-fold increase in National Nutrition Mission funds
This was on expected lines as the Union Cabinet had, in December last year, approved Rs 9,046 crore for the NNM for a period of three years (2017-2020).
Budget 2019: WCD Ministry's budget hiked by 17%, social services sector gets major boost
The total amount allocated for the social services sector, which includes nutrition and social security and welfare, was enhanced from Rs 2,551 crore in 2018-19 to Rs 4,178 crore in the fiscal 2019-20.
India, World Bank sign USD 200 million loan deal for national nutrition mission
The POSHAN Abhiyaan, an overarching scheme for holistic nourishment, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March this year at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
Government plans survey to check health of its nutrition mission
The proposed survey’s first report— covering a sample of 100,000 ‘anganwadis’—is expected to come in by March 2019.
Government wants to team up with corporates, NGOs for Nutrition Mission Plan
Officials at the Women and Child Ministry said that the government is specifically looking at collaborations with corporates and NGOs in the 115 districts that are part of the ‘aspirational’ district programme monitored by the Niti Aayog.
Help smallholder farmers thrive economically: Simon Groot
By offering smallholder farmers quality vegetable seeds, both hybrid and non-hybrid, and the knowledge and training to properly grow and harvest them, we are making more varieties of more nutritious food available to more people than ever before.
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