Delhi government sets goal of eradicating malnutrition
The Delhi government on Sunday directed officials to ensure distribution of nutritious items to beneficiaries under the Anganwadi scheme with an aim of eradicating malnutrition from the capital.
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In nutrition month, families with malnourished children to be given cows by Yogi govt
“The cows will be given to the families who are willing to keep them and also have available space for them. If the family wishes so, it will also be given an opportunity to choose a cow at the cow shelter. As far as possible, the cow would be handed over to the family in the presence of a public representative,” says an order issued by the UP government this week.
Sustainable agriculture is fundamental to food security, need to bring seed diversity back: India at UN
Emphasising the importance of seed diversity, UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu said 75% of world's plant genetic diversity has been lost as farmers have shifted from local varieties to genetically uniform, high-yielding crop breeds, thus reducing crop ability to survive when faced with challenges.
Nari Shakti awardees must contribute to eradicate malnutrition & save water: PM Modi
Interacting with 14 of the 15 awardees at his official residence here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said their achievements can become a "case study" for universities. He said women also have to contribute to eradicate malnutrition.
Steps being taken to double production capacity of Bogaigaon refinery: Assam CM
Sonowal laid foundation stone for six new projects under City Infrastructure Development Fund (CIDF) in Bongaigaon .The projects that Sonowal laid the foundation are development of Eco Park and it's adjacent water bodies, a museum for the preservation and promotion of art and culture of Koch Rajbongshis and construction of bus terminal and site development, construction of clock tower among others.
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.
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.
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.
Global Hunger Index doesn't properly reflect ground situation: Rao Inderjit Singh
“As per Global Hunger Index 2019, in India, just 9.6% of all children between 6 to 23 months are fed a minimum acceptable diet,” the minister said in response to a question. A ‘minimum acceptable diet’ is a standard that combines minimum dietary diversity and minimum meal frequency, with different recommendations for breastfed and non-breastfed children.
India ranks at 94 in Global Hunger Index; experts blame poor implementation, siloed approach
The neighbouring Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan too are in the 'serious' category but ranked higher than India in this year's hunger index. While Bangladesh ranked 75, Myanmar and Pakistan are in the 78th and 88th position.
Water use would be cut by 50% if Indians turn vegan: WWF report
“The predicted loss in biodiversity in case of adoption of a vegetarian diet wouldn’t be too significantly different from a flexitarian diet because even in case of the latter, the diet focuses primarily on fruits and vegetables, with minimum consumption of meat,” Murli Dhar, director of sustainable agriculture, WWF India, told TOI.