Funds for malnutrition scheme under-utilised: data

What is the News? The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has released data on the progress of the Poshan Abhiyan Scheme. What does the data say on Poshan Abhiyan? The funds released under the Poshan Abhiyan Programme which is aimed at curbing malnutrition in the country stand severely under-utilised. Out of the 36… Continue reading Funds for malnutrition scheme under-utilised: data

Hunger isn’t about biology. It’s about politics

News: In the absence of an organized food security net and political commitment, India is being crippled by the challenge of pervasive hunger and malnourishment James Vernon in his book Hunger: A modern history wrote that hunger is a timeless and inescapable biological condition. While he was right, the real problem was captured by Karl… Continue reading Hunger isn’t about biology. It’s about politics

75 Nutrition smart villages will strengthen India’s campaign against malnutrition

What is the news? As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Government of India has said that a programme on “Nutrition Smart Village” will be initiated to strengthen the Poshan Abhiyan.  Note: According to Welthungerhilfe, Nutrition Smart Village is an informed village that understands ‘nutrition’ in its practical terms and takes appropriate steps to address… Continue reading 75 Nutrition smart villages will strengthen India’s campaign against malnutrition

Towards zero hunger

Synopsis: Food programmes must focus on nutrition Introduction The Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 places India at a lowly 101st position among 116 countries, below many of its smaller neighbors like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. The Global Food Security Index (FSI) 2021 puts it in a marginally better position. It ranks India 71st among 113… Continue reading Towards zero hunger

Global Hunger Index and India’s stand – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Recently, the Global Hunger Index 2021 was released. The data for the index is sourced from FAO, the Joint database of UNICEF, WHO, World Bank and others. India has slipped seven places to rank 101 among 116 countries. Even the index showed India is improving its absolute score, its rank… Continue reading Global Hunger Index and India’s stand – Explained, pointwise

NITI Aayog, in a joint effort with IFPRI, IIPS, UNICEF and IEG launch ‘The State Nutrition Profiles” for 19 States and Union Territories

What is the news? NITI Aayog, in a joint effort with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Indian Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), UNICEF and the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) has launched ‘The State Nutrition Profiles’ for 19 States and Union Territories. About the ‘State Nutrition Profiles’ (SNPs) The SNPs give insights on… Continue reading NITI Aayog, in a joint effort with IFPRI, IIPS, UNICEF and IEG launch ‘The State Nutrition Profiles” for 19 States and Union Territories

Around 66% children below 2 years don’t get nutritious diet: UNICEF 

What is the news?  As per the report “Fed to Fail? The Crisis of Children’s Diets in Early Life” published by UNICEF, two in every three children between six months and two years didn’t get the nutritious diet needed for healthy growth.  Policies and programmes to improve young children’s diets are not prioritised and are being further eroded by the COVID-19… Continue reading Around 66% children below 2 years don’t get nutritious diet: UNICEF 

Nutrition through biofortification

Synopsis: Malnutrition is a serious problem for India. Biofortification can help us address it Introduction Malnutrition is still rampant in India despite it being the world’s top or second-largest producer of most food items, such as staple cereals, pulses, fruit, vegetables, and milk. Biofortification can be a helpful tool in alleviating this problem. What is… Continue reading Nutrition through biofortification

Union Agriculture Minister launches National Food and Nutrition Campaign for farmers

Source: PIB What is the News? The Union Minister for Agriculture has launched the National Food and Nutrition Campaign for the farmers. About National Food and Nutrition Campaign for the farmers: Organized by: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Objectives of the campaign: To make agriculture and farmers connected with new technology To expertise in… Continue reading Union Agriculture Minister launches National Food and Nutrition Campaign for farmers

NCL, Ministry of Coal initiates Massive Campaign against Malnutrition as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations

Source: PIB What is the News? Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), a Miniratna company under the Ministry of Coal has launched Project Bachpan as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations About Project Bachpan: Project Bachpan was launched based on the MoU signed between Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) and Singrauli District Administration, Madhya Pradesh. Aim: The… Continue reading NCL, Ministry of Coal initiates Massive Campaign against Malnutrition as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations