Despite designing the world’s earliest and largest schemes on hunger and malnutrition, having surplus grains and food wastage, millions of Indians go to sleep hungry every night. It’s an invisible emergency that India must get rid of
Climate change will increase the frequency, duration and severity of droughts in many parts of the world, including India, hampering agriculture and pushing more people into the downward spiral of malnutrition.
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
What happens to a child when her mother is pregnant repeatedly and father is too busy working on the fields? In a little village of Jharkhand, a grandmother intervenes and brings a severely malnourished child for treatment, saving her life.
Poshan Maah or nutrition month is celebrated every September under the Poshan Abhiyan, which was launched by the Centre in 2018 to reduce low-birth weight, stunting and undernutrition, and anaemia among children, adolescent girls and women.