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Nutrition

Diet and Nutritional Status of Urban Population in India and Prevalence of Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes and Hyperlipidemia in Urban Men and Women

The National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau was established in 1972 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 10 major states of India. The bureau since its inception has been carrying out periodic surveys on diet and nutritional status on a regular basis in rural and tribal areas. It also ca...

Author(s) : National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau 

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

Agriculture and rural development (ARD) are key to addressing the root causes of migration. By 2050, over half of the population in the least developed countries will still live in rural areas. Three-quarters of the extreme poor base their livelihoods on agriculture or other rural activities. In...

Author(s) : Food Division FAO 

Nourishing India: National Nutrition Strategy Government of India

The policy commitment to preventing and reducing undernutrition was reaffirmed by the Budget 2014-15 speech of the Finance Minister, which stated that - “A national programme in Mission Mode is urgently required to halt the deteriorating malnutrition situation in India, as present interventions ar...

Author(s) : NITI Aayog 

Impact of Water and Sanitation on Selected Water Borne Diseases in India.

One of the Millennium Development Goals is to provide improved sanitation facilities along with availability of potable water; which are indeed the two basic needs for human survival. However, despite significant investments over the last 20 years, India still faces the most daunting sanitation...

Author(s) : Brijesh Purohit 

Linkages Between Households' Agriculture Landholding and Child Nutritional Status in Rural India

The aim of this study is to examine the linkages between ownership of households’ agricultural landholding and child nutritional status in rural India. Agricultural landholding is a critical indicator of socioeconomic wellbeing in rural areas. More than 72 per cent of the working population in rural...

Author(s) : Shruti , Tamal Reja, 

Indian Food Composition Tables

Recent studies of the relationship between diet and health have led to increased interest in the range of biologically active constituents present in foods that accompany the nutrients. This book not only provides data of regular nutrients in foods complete in all respect but also on a whole rang...

Author(s) : T. Longvah, R. Ananthan, 

Evaluation Study on Role of Public Distribution System in Shaping Household and Nutritional Security India

This study examines the reasons for the disjunction between economic advancement and nutritional improvement in India by analysing the role and performance of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in determining food consumption patterns and nutritional outcomes over a period of time. The PDS, concep...

Author(s) : NITI Aayog 

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)- a Conditional Maternity Benefit (CMB)Scheme

A new scheme for pregnant and lactating women has been approved by the Government initially on pilot basis in 52 selected districts across the country. The scheme would contribute to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and Lactati...

Author(s) : Ministry of Women and Child Development GOI 

Monthly Village Health Nutrition Day

Village health nutrition day is to be organized for those villages that have been left out at the anganwadi centers (AWC) in the village. This will ensure uniformity in organizing the VHND. The quality of the VHND needs to be improved and hence the outcome should be measured and monitored. If it org...

Author(s) : National Rural Health Mission  

Supplementary Nutrition Programme: Odisha

Take Home Ration [THR] is given to pregnant and lactating mothers, children from 6 months to 3 years as they do not attend the AWC on a daily basis. he severely malnourished children of 3-6 years are also given THR over and above Hot Cooked Meal. The GOI has fixed the per beneficiary cost, calorie a...

Author(s) : Government of Odisha India 

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The Infant Milk Substitute, Feeding Bottles and Infant Food (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Amendment Act, 2003

An Act to amend the Infant milk substitutes, feeding bottles and infant foods (Regulation of production, supply and distribution) Act, 1992

Author(s) : Ministry of Law and Justice GOI 

People’s Union for Civil Liberties vs. Union of India and Ors (196 of 2001)

Grievance is made by the petitioner about the non-implementation of the directions given by this Court to the Central Government and the State Government relating to Integrating Child Development Scheme. Undisputedly, funds are released by the Central Government to the State Governments who are requ...

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

People’s Union for Civil Liberties Petitioner versus Union of India and others Respondents

The present affidavit is being filed in compliance with the directions contained in the order-dated 13.12.2006 passed by this Hon’ble Court.

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Shagun Mahila Udyogik Sahakari ... vs State Of Maharashtra & Ors

All State/UTs shall make earnest effort to ensure that slums are covered by ICDS program of services. (SC Order dated 19 August, 2011)

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

People's Union for Civil Liberties versus Union of India & Ors

Grievance is made by the petitioner about the non-implementation of the directions given by this Court to the Central Government and the State Governments relating to Integrating Child Development Scheme(in short the 'ICDS'). The scheme is meant for children of the age group of 0-6, Pregnant wome...

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Academy of Nutrition Improvement vs Union of India

The petitioners have sought a declaration that the Prevention of Food Adulteration (Eighth Amendment) Rules, 2005 is unconstitutional and invalid. The Government of India has been promoting the use of iodised salt in place of common salt, for human consumption, since 1962 by launching a centrally as...

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Order of 20 April 2004: People’s Union for Civil Liberties Petitioner(s) vs Union of India & Ors Respondent(s)

On 28th November, 2001, this Court directed the State Governments/Union Territories to implement mid-day meal scheme by providing every child in every government and government aided primary school with a prepared mid-day meal with a minimum content of 300 calories and 8-12 grams of protein each day...

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Interim Order of 2 May 2003: People’s Union for Civil Liberties Petitioner(s) vs Union of India & Ors Respondent(s)

In this petition that was filed little more than two years back various issues have been framed many of which may have a direct and important relevance to the very existence of poor people; their right to life and the right of food of those who can ill-afford to provide to their families two meals d...

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Order of 28 November 2001: People's Union for Civil Liberties Petitioner vs. Union of India & Ors.

It is the case of the Union of India that there has been full compliance with regard to the Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS). However, if any of the States gives a specific instance of non-compliance, the Union of India will do the needful within the. framework of the Scheme

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

G.O.Ms.No.31, "One Full Meal” under “Indiramma Amrutha Hastham” of Andhra Pradesh

Department for Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens - “One Full Meal” under “Indiramma Amrutha Hastham” programme for Pregnant and Lactating women in the bifurcated ICDS Projects - Continuation - Orders - Issued.

Author(s) : Planning Department Government of Andhra Pradesh 

G.O.Ms.No. 39, Launching of “State Nutrition Mission” in Andhra Pradesh 2016

Supplementary Nutrition Programme – Launching of “State Nutrition Mission” in Andhra Pradesh 2016-26 to aims to eradicate the Malnutrition in the state in the next 10 years –Constitution of Committees at various levels- Orders – Issued.

Author(s) : Planning Department Government of Andhra Pradesh 

G.O.Ms.No.29, Nutrition Programme under the ICDS in Andhra Pradesh

Department for Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens – Nutrition Programme under the ICDS - “One Full Meal” for Pregnant & Lactating women under “Indiramma Amrutha Hastham” programme – Extending the programme to another 63 ICDS Projects under 2nd phase of expansion during the year 2013 -201...

Author(s) : Planning Department Government of Andhra Pradesh 

G.M.No.3462, Nutrition Programme under the ICDS in Andhra Pradesh

Nutrition Programme under the ICDS – Introducing “One Full Meal” under “Indiramma Amrutha Hastham” programme for Pregnant and Lactating women in 102 ICDS Projects to improve health and nutrition status of women and children in the State.

Author(s) : Planning Department Government of Andhra Pradesh 

G.O.Ms.No.33, Nutrition Programme under the ICDS in Andhra Pradesh

Department for Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens - Nutrition programme under the ICDS – Introducing “One Full Meal “ under “Indiramma Amrutha Hastham” programme for Pregnant and Lactating women in 102 ICDS Projects - To improve health and nutrition status of women and children in the St...

Author(s) : Planning Department Government of Andhra Pradesh 

National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Malnutrition in children is more an interplay of female illiteracy, ignorance about nutritional needs of infants and young children and poor access to health care. Appropriate feeding is crucial for the healthy growth and development of an infant. The link between malnutrition and infant feeding has...

Author(s) : Ministry of Women and Child Development GOI 

Guidelines for Construction of Anganwadi Centers under MGNREGS

The government is committed to repositioning the Anganwadi Centre (AWC) as a “vibrant ECD centre” to become the first village outpost for health, nutrition, and early learning. Towards this end, several steps have been taken for improvement and strengthening of ICDS scheme covering programmatic, man...

Author(s) : Ministry of Women and Child Development GOI 

Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department G.O (Ms) No.24

Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department Integrated Child Development Services Scheme Puratchi Thalaivar MGR Nutritious Meal Programme Announcement made by the Hon’ble Chief Minister under Rule 110 of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Enhancement of Lumpsum Amount to Anganwadi and Nutri...

Author(s) : Tamil Nadu Government 

Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department G.O (Ms) No.27

Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department – Pension Scheme implemented under Social Security Schemes – Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme(IGNDPS) and Destitute Differently Abled Pension Scheme(DDAPS) - Change of eligibility criteria – Orders – Issued.

Author(s) : Tamil Nadu Government 

Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department G.O (Ms) No.26

Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department – Integrated Child Development Services Scheme – Balance amount towards the Construction of 1,731 Anganwadi Centres at Rs.4.50 lakh per centre at the cost of Rs.3053.49 lakh under Restructured pattern of Integrated Child Development Services Sc...

Author(s) : Tamil Nadu Government 

Diet and Nutritional Status of Urban Population in India and Prevalence of Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes and Hyperlipidemia in Urban Men and Women

The National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau was established in 1972 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 10 major states of India. The bureau since its inception has been carrying out periodic surveys on diet and nutritional status on a regular basis in rural and tribal areas. It also ca...

Author(s) : National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau 

Nourishing India: National Nutrition Strategy Government of India

The policy commitment to preventing and reducing undernutrition was reaffirmed by the Budget 2014-15 speech of the Finance Minister, which stated that - “A national programme in Mission Mode is urgently required to halt the deteriorating malnutrition situation in India, as present interventions ar...

Author(s) : NITI Aayog 

Linkages Between Households' Agriculture Landholding and Child Nutritional Status in Rural India

The aim of this study is to examine the linkages between ownership of households’ agricultural landholding and child nutritional status in rural India. Agricultural landholding is a critical indicator of socioeconomic wellbeing in rural areas. More than 72 per cent of the working population in rural...

Author(s) : Shruti , Tamal Reja, 

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)- a Conditional Maternity Benefit (CMB)Scheme

A new scheme for pregnant and lactating women has been approved by the Government initially on pilot basis in 52 selected districts across the country. The scheme would contribute to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and Lactati...

Author(s) : Ministry of Women and Child Development GOI 

Monthly Village Health Nutrition Day

Village health nutrition day is to be organized for those villages that have been left out at the anganwadi centers (AWC) in the village. This will ensure uniformity in organizing the VHND. The quality of the VHND needs to be improved and hence the outcome should be measured and monitored. If it org...

Author(s) : National Rural Health Mission  

Supplementary Nutrition Programme: Odisha

Take Home Ration [THR] is given to pregnant and lactating mothers, children from 6 months to 3 years as they do not attend the AWC on a daily basis. he severely malnourished children of 3-6 years are also given THR over and above Hot Cooked Meal. The GOI has fixed the per beneficiary cost, calorie a...

Author(s) : Government of Odisha India 

Schemes and Programmes of Government of India on Human Rights Related Issues

The scheme reads the progress and implementation of various programmes and schemes of the Government for the welfare of the people in general and the poor and the marginalized sections of the society in particular.

Author(s) : National Human Rights Commission NHRC 

Food and Nutrition Security

The importance of optimal nutrition for health and human development is well recognised. At the time of Independence the country faced two major nutritional problems. One was the threat of famine and the resultant acute starvation due to low agricultural production and the lack of an appropriate fo...

Author(s) : Planning Commission GOI 

Nutrition Twelfth Five Year Plan: Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has played a pioneering role in bringing about significant changes in the health and nutrition status of children less than six years of age, pregnant women, lactating mothers and adolescent girls. The Government of Tamil Nadu’s successive budget outlays for nutrition and health are the h...

Author(s) : Tamil Nadu Government 

Immunisation Programme- Government of Odisha

India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (U.I.P.) is one of the largest in the world in terms of quantities of vaccine used, the number of beneficiaries, the number of immunization session organised, the geographical spread and diversity of areas covered.

Author(s) : Government of Odisha India 

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Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

Agriculture and rural development (ARD) are key to addressing the root causes of migration. By 2050, over half of the population in the least developed countries will still live in rural areas. Three-quarters of the extreme poor base their livelihoods on agriculture or other rural activities. In...

Author(s) : Food Division FAO 

Impact of Water and Sanitation on Selected Water Borne Diseases in India.

One of the Millennium Development Goals is to provide improved sanitation facilities along with availability of potable water; which are indeed the two basic needs for human survival. However, despite significant investments over the last 20 years, India still faces the most daunting sanitation...

Author(s) : Brijesh Purohit 

Indian Food Composition Tables

Recent studies of the relationship between diet and health have led to increased interest in the range of biologically active constituents present in foods that accompany the nutrients. This book not only provides data of regular nutrients in foods complete in all respect but also on a whole rang...

Author(s) : T. Longvah, R. Ananthan, 

Evaluation Study on Role of Public Distribution System in Shaping Household and Nutritional Security India

This study examines the reasons for the disjunction between economic advancement and nutritional improvement in India by analysing the role and performance of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in determining food consumption patterns and nutritional outcomes over a period of time. The PDS, concep...

Author(s) : NITI Aayog 

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Public Accounts Committee 2014-2015 Fourteenth Report

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme was launched on 2 October, 1975 by the Government of India as a centrally sponsored scheme of the Ministry of Women & Child Development (earlier a department under Ministry of Human Resource Development). Audit Report on ICDS had revealed that the...

Author(s) : Lok Sabha Secretariat New Delhi 

Report of Fifth Joint Review Mission Mid-Day Meal Scheme: Odisha

The review team has made an earnest effort to include in the report the wide range of observations and discussions held at various levels with key officials and other stakeholders. It sincerely hopes that the recommendations that have emerged through this multi-pronged exercise would help the Gov...

Author(s) : Government of India 

Report of Expert Group on Pulses

In the wake of wide spread drought in the country in 2009 causing production losses of pulses that eventually led to sharp rise in prices of pulses in 2010, Government of India constituted a Pulses Expert Group to examine the supply side of pulses for suggesting short, medium and long term measures...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture Dept of Agriculture and Cooperation 

ICDS Mission: The Broad Framework for Implementation

Around 40 per cent of children remain undernourished with their growth and development impeded irrevocably, over the lifetime. Strong Constitutional, legislative policy, plan and programme commitments including a range of national programmes notwithstanding, improved early child development outcomes...

Author(s) : Ministry of Women and Child Development GOI 

Nutritional Intake in India: 2004-2005

The present report on nutritional intake in India is based on data collected through the 61st round of NSS (July 2004-June 2005). It mainly focuses on intake of nutrients by households in terms of protein, fat and carbohydrates and their conversion into energy units in terms of calories derived from...

Author(s) : Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementatio Mospi 

Nutrition in India: National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3) India 2005-06

This report presents key findings on the nutrition of children, women, and men in India. It supplements information published in the NFHS-3 national and state reports and provides important new information and in-depth analyses. This report provides clear evidence of the poor state of nutrition amon...

Author(s) : Fred Arnold, Sulabha Parasuraman, 

Nutrition

Nutrition is the selection of foods and preparation of foods, and their ingestion to be assimilated by the body.