Post Tagged with: "Malnutrition"

How Improvement of Human Health and Nutrition Need Better Soil Health

How Improvement of Human Health and Nutrition Need Better Soil Health

India has been implementing some of the biggest nutrition programs for decades and while some improvement in nutrition is indicated, on the whole malnutrition levels remain high. This needs to be explained at several levels, and one explanation that should not be neglected relates to soil health. It is increasingly realized by scientists that soil health is closely related to[Read More…]

by 26/08/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Malnutrition and death of children decreased in the system, increased in reality

Malnutrition and death of children decreased in the system, increased in reality

In Maharashtra, the administration has been claiming that there is a steady decline in the number of malnutrition and child deaths in the state. But, in recent figures that have come out, questions are being raised on the claims of the administration. In the last 17 months, from January 2021 to May 2022,  over 22,751 children in the age group[Read More…]

by 25/08/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Gudiya (name changed) at her house, eating plain rice form a plate, sharing it with her sisters- Photo Courtsey - Sachin Kumar Jain

India’s position on the World Hunger Index has fallen and malnutrition and unemployment rising

India is the second largest food producing country in the world and ranks first in the production of milk, pulses, rice, fish, vegetables and wheat. Despite this, a large population of the country is suffering from malnutrition. According to the United Nations’ ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022’ report, people’s struggle for survival has increased[Read More…]

by 14/08/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Asha Rani gaud with her four year old daughter in Panna- Photo Courtsey - Ravikant Pathak

Azadi ka Amrit: Between compulsive flag-waving and conditional rations

The Modi government’s publicity blitzkrieg around the 75th anniversary of independence masks a steadily worsening hunger and livelihood crisis. Recent research has revealed growing numbers of severely malnourished children – the majority of them Dalit or tribal – which calls for urgent intervention. Yet, the government is perversely placing fresh hurdles before India’s severely malnourished children and the rations that[Read More…]

by 14/08/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Inflation and malnourishment devastating MP’s poor

Inflation and malnourishment devastating MP’s poor

“Whatever the government kept claiming, our income has not increased. Poverty has increased after the Covid pandemic. Yes, it is true that cheap food grains are still available from the government, but if you use up all the food, then you will not be able to pay the rent for the house, books for the children’s education and other expenses.[Read More…]

by 05/08/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
No Russian roulette: The hunger emergency and the global corporate system 

No Russian roulette: The hunger emergency and the global corporate system 

As government efforts to contain it fails even in rich nations, the world’s hunger and livelihoods crisis is rapidly escalating into an emergency. Western leaders and media have been blaming Russia and the war in Ukraine for this unfolding catastrophe, but the facts say otherwise. A month ago, the Food and Work Network, a coalition of academics, community activists, and[Read More…]

by 22/07/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Representative picture of malnutrition, Photo: Shirish Khare

Malnutrition spreading around India’s financial capital

  While population and average wealth of residents grows in India’s metros,  malnutrition and hunger too are spreading equally fast in their periphery. Mumbai, considered to be the country’s financial capital is a good example where the state legislative council was informed late last year that more than 4,000 children were found suffering from acute malnutrition. Women and Child Development[Read More…]

by 19/07/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Egg in mid-day meals- Resistance is against child rights

Egg in mid-day meals- Resistance is against child rights

On November 23 2021, in the context of serious malnutrition, the Government of Karnataka announced that eggs would be provided three days a week as part of the mid-day meal scheme, to students in seven districts, namely, Bidar, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Koppal, Ballari and Vijayapura. This move was welcomed by activists and nutritionists who also insisted that eggs be extended[Read More…]

by 20/12/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Gudiya (name changed) at her house, eating plain rice form a plate, sharing it with her sisters- Photo Courtsey - Sachin Kumar Jain

Simple Processing Reforms Can Ensure Healthier Food 

Everyone agrees that we should get adequate adequate vitamins in our food. But supposing someone first removes the vitamins in your natural food and then asks you to pay extra for artificially putting the vitamins back in this  food then what will be your reaction? Surely you will protest against this, and your protest will be all the louder if[Read More…]

by 22/09/2021 Comments are Disabled India
15 Essential Steps For Proper Nutrition To Reach All

15 Essential Steps For Proper Nutrition To Reach All

India has suffered for a long time from  significant levels of malnutrition and hunger. It is  very important to give high priority to rducing this. Unfortunately, some fiercely propagated solutions such as mandatory fortification of  staple food products and promotion of GM crops  are motivated more by promotion of big business interests than by actual reduction of malnutrition. In fact[Read More…]

by 20/09/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Malnutrition, child mortality a challenge

Malnutrition, child mortality a challenge

Efforts to prevent infant, child and maternal deaths across the country have proved futile. According to a recent report released by UNICEF, shocking information has come to the fore that six lakh children died in India in 2016. More dire is the fact that a quarter of the world’s infant deaths occur in our country, which has an infant mortality[Read More…]

by 26/08/2021 Comments are Disabled India
We Need Multi-Disciplinary Approach For Better Understanding of Crucial Issues

We Need Multi-Disciplinary Approach For Better Understanding of Crucial Issues

The importance of a multi-disciplinary approach for understanding crucial issues is well-established both at academic and policy levels. Nevertheless we need to ask, despite the need for this being well-established, whether this is being neglected frequently in public discourse, and perhaps to a lesser extent, even at policy and academic levels? One reason for this unintentional neglect is that public[Read More…]

by 15/01/2021 1 comment Life/Philosophy
Compelling Need to Widen the Paradigm of Nutrition Debate

Compelling Need to Widen the Paradigm of Nutrition Debate

Latest data on the highly worrying nutrition situation in India is shocking and following the availability of this data the debate on nutrition has intensified again. There has been an increasing unfortunate tendency in recent times for some powerful commercial interests to push their narrow selfish interests  in the name of improving the nutrition situation. Sometimes these interests try to[Read More…]

by 24/12/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Malnutrition Ravages India’s Children

Malnutrition Ravages India’s Children

 We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer ‘Tomorrow,’[Read More…]

by 03/01/2018 Comments are Disabled India