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Memories Of A Dream Come True

Memories Of A Dream Come True

Oct 01, 2019

A development worker pays tribute to the women of Chhattisgarh, who fulfilled his dream of turning ‘Change Agents’ into ‘Change Leaders’ by fighting malnutrition electorally

What About A Nutrition Parliament?

What About A Nutrition Parliament?

Sep 15, 2019

Children are not vote banks. This is precisely why parliamentarians don’t usually do much to combat malnutrition. But unless they come forward collectively, the promise of Poshan Abhiyaan will remain unfulfilled

The Impending Nutrition Famine

The Impending Nutrition Famine

Jul 02, 2019

The way ahead is fighting malnutrition together in an Indian way, to trigger transformative action.

Only Women -- As Small-Holder Farmers, Janani Nutrition Warriors, Can Help Achieve A Malnutrition-Free India

Only Women -- As Small-Holder Farmers, Janani Nutrition Warriors, Can Help Achieve A Malnutrition-Free India

May 27, 2019

There is a critical need to invest in women and girls. Adolescent anaemia, poor access to education and skills training, and early marriages deepen the deprivation that women and young girls face.

A Separate Ministry Of Food Security And Nutrition Is Key For A Nutrition Revolution To Succeed

A Separate Ministry Of Food Security And Nutrition Is Key For A Nutrition Revolution To Succeed

May 20, 2019

Like India’s Green and White revolutions, which received strong patronage and the highest political will to deliver and transform, a Nutrition Revolution needs a very well-structured institutional mechanism.

For A Nutrition Revolution In India To Succeed Women Need To Lead At The Forefront

For A Nutrition Revolution In India To Succeed Women Need To Lead At The Forefront

May 04, 2019

Women are crucial to improving the nutrition status of the family and society. For a sustainable nutrition revolution, this mighty woman power needs to take control by changing the narrative.

India Has Gold Mine Of Success Stories To Bring About Nutrition Revolution

India Has Gold Mine Of Success Stories To Bring About Nutrition Revolution

Apr 27, 2019

Today, people claim the central African country of Rwanda has the highest rate of breastfeeding (87%) in the world. But not many are aware that Surguja, a rural district in Chhattisgarh, has 87.5% breastfeeding rate (children below 6 months) which surpasses Rwanda.

A Sustainable Nutrition Revolution Is What India Needs Today!

A Sustainable Nutrition Revolution Is What India Needs Today!

Apr 23, 2019

More than 50 percent of women in India are anaemic and nearly 60 percent of children in the 6-23 months crucial age bracket are anaemic, hugely compounding the problem of malnutrition in the country.

Growing Malnutrition: An Emergency Staring India In The Face

Growing Malnutrition: An Emergency Staring India In The Face

Feb 05, 2019

Good Nutrition is a key driver in addressing India’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, writes Basanta Kumar Kar, Country Director, Project Concern International/India.

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