System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
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  • Nutrition
    Yet to take the right measures

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    Of 5 million malnourished children under five in Bihar, no more than 0.3 percent, or one in 340 -- at best -- can be treated at the state's 38 nutrition rehabilitation centres (NRCs), the first line of primary care against a condition that can permanently inhibit future potential in a region with In...


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  • Karnataka govt declares 68 taluks in 22 districts as drought-affected

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    After months of deficient rainfall, the Karnataka government has declared 68 taluks in 22 districts of the state as drought-affected. The declaration of a second successive drought comes at a time when the state is staring at an acute shortage of drinking water and has issued advisories to farmers a...


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  • Nutrition
    NHRC notice to state over malnutrition deaths

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    The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that 116 children in Sheopur district died due to malnutrition-related ailments over the past five months. The commission has issued a notice to the chief secretary, calling for a detailed report within four weeks.


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  • Agriculture
    Maharashtra mulls new policy to push agriculture sector in state

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    To rejuvenate the sagging agriculture in the state, Maharashtra government has decided to bring in a new policy that will focus on promoting indigenous seeds instead of genetically-modified ones and also farm-allied businesses.


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  • Nutrition
    Yet to take the right measures

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    Of 5 million malnourished children under five in Bihar, no more than 0.3 percent, or one in 340 -- at best -- can be treated at the state's 38 nutrition rehabilitation centres (NRCs), the first line of primary care against a condition that can permanently inhibit future potential in a region with In...


    Read more
  • Karnataka govt declares 68 taluks in 22 districts as drought-affected

    img

    After months of deficient rainfall, the Karnataka government has declared 68 taluks in 22 districts of the state as drought-affected. The declaration of a second successive drought comes at a time when the state is staring at an acute shortage of drinking water and has issued advisories to farmers a...


    Read more
  • Nutrition
    NHRC notice to state over malnutrition deaths

    img

    The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that 116 children in Sheopur district died due to malnutrition-related ailments over the past five months. The commission has issued a notice to the chief secretary, calling for a detailed report within four weeks.


    Read more
  • Agriculture
    Maharashtra mulls new policy to push agriculture sector in state

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    To rejuvenate the sagging agriculture in the state, Maharashtra government has decided to bring in a new policy that will focus on promoting indigenous seeds instead of genetically-modified ones and also farm-allied businesses.


    Read more

Expert Speak

Women and Nutrition Challenge in India

In spite of the good economic growth, we failed to provide basic minimum facilities that can guarantee steady income and investment on education and health by every Indian and not by a selectively few. Neither reservation policy nor targeted programme can solve a deep-rooted problem like undernutrition in a magical way. So, before spending millions on inefficient and repetitive programme, we must make provision of basic facilities.

Aparajita Chattopadhyay