User: nsudha Topic: Malnutrition
Category: Anganwadis
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Students, security forces clash in J&K 21.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Clashes broke out between students and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Saturday despite the authorities shutting down most colleges and schools in the valley.
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Chennai anganwadis would surprise many; here’s why 20.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Many of Chennai's 1350 anganwadis under the ICDS scheme are clean, well-equipped with teaching aids, toys and run by dedicated teachers who take a holistic view of the needs of a toddler. Here's a sneak peek into a few such centres. »
'Anganwadi' workers must be given minimum fixed salary: Paswan 19.4.2018 General News
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has expressed concern over the low wages of 'anganwadi' workers and demanded that they be raised to the level of minimum salary existing in the states where they are employed. Paswan noted that a large number of these workers come from poor economic background and many of them were from scheduled castes and tribes, a statement said. Their present wages are nearly Rs 3,000, which is very low, he said. They should be given the minimum salary fixed in the state where they render their services, Paswan said. Anganwadi is a type of mother and child care centre. They were started by the Indian government in 1985 as part of the integrated child development services programme to combat child hunger and malnutrition. He made the suggestions to 'Niti Aayog' at a function yesterday during which challenges facing good nutrition for children were discussed.
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Oppn MLAs walkout over supply of 'substandard sattu' 19.4.2018 General News
The opposition Congress and BJP MLAs today staged a walk out from the Odisha Assembly expressing dissatisfaction with the government statement over supply of 'substandard sattu' in a scheme. The issue was discussed in the Assembly through an adjournment motion where members cutting across party lines expressed concern over supply of 'substandard' sattu to children and pregnant woman and lactating mothers across the state under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS). Initiating the debate, Congress chief whip Taraprasad Bahinipati accused the state government of failing to supply quality sattu to children and women. He also alleged that the quality of the sattu suffer due to interference of the ruling party in engaging sattu suppliers to various anganwadi centres where children and women are given nutritious food like sattu. Even ruling BJD MLAs Mahesh Sahu, Jiban Pradeep Dash and Divya Shankar Mishra admitted that the children are provided substandard sattu. "I have .
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Bishnupur becomes second ODF dist in Manipur 19.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Bishnupur becomes second ODF dist in Manipur
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Move to replace Anganwadi’s take home ration opposed 19.4.2018 DNA: India
At a time when the union Woman and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi and the WCD department have different opinion over the Take Home Rations (THR) for beneficiaries given at Anganwadi Centres. However, health and nutrition activists have opposed minister’s plans to replace THR with factory made packets. Condemning this move, Right to Food Campaign India, wrote a letter to the WCD minister. The letter has been endorsed by over 170 individuals and networks. “As per reports, the union WCD minister plans to replace take-home rations given at Anganwadi Centres with “energy-dense, factory-made nutrient packets”. Such a move would open doors for private contractors and suppliers, taking control over what is given at Anganwadi Centres in a decentralised manner,” Deepa Sinha of Right to Food Campaign India told DNA. “Such centralised commercial production and distribution is prone to corruption and poor quality. On the other hand decentralised supply can contribute to greater accountability, ...
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Child marriage stopped amid heavy resistance 19.4.2018 Hindu: Other States
Girl’s parents threaten suicide if function is disrupted
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Centre to provide smartphones for promoting 'Poshan Abhiyaan' 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Central government on Wednesday decided to provide smartphones, instead of tablets, to Anganwadi workers to promote the "Poshan Abhiyaan" nutrition scheme, an official statement said.
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235 districts to be covered in Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan 18.4.2018 General News
The government will cover 235 districts in the second phase of its POSHAN Abhiyaan which aims to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia among children, women and adolescent girls along with reducing low birth weight in the country. The decision was taken in the first meeting of the National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges under the POSHAN Abhiyaan, chaired by Rajiv Kumar, the vice chairman of NITI Aayog, held here today. Regarding the direct transfer of funds to states and UTs to frontline functionaries, instead of creation of a corpus fund, it was decided that the matter would be examined in consultation with the Finance Ministry, an official statement said. During the meeting it was decided that a pilot would be conducted in 10 districts for conditional cash transfer (CCT) through direct benefit transfer and the states/UTs would continue their existing system of providing supplementary nutrition under anganwadi services. Kumar stressed on the need for ground-level work and
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Activists say no to nutrient packets 18.4.2018 Hindu: News
More than 170 social activists and NGOs have written to Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi opposing the plan to provide calorie-dense
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First meeting of National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan held today in New Delhi 18.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The first meeting of National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan was held today in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. The Council which has been set up under POSHAN Abhiyaan is the apex body to formulate overall policies, guide and monitor all nutrition based schemes.
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'Direct port delivery an existential threat to CFS operators' 18.4.2018 General News
The shift to direct port delivery (DPD) at ports like JNPT puts the Rs 4,500-crore container freight stations (CFS) industry in an "existential crisis", ratings agency Crisil said today. "Surging share of DPD, especially at JNPT, means growth in the CFS industry in India would be facing an existential crisis sooner than later, starting with flatlining of revenues this fiscal," its research wing said in a note. In the last five years, the industry has grown at 6-8 per cent annually to be a Rs 4,500-crore sector, it said, adding that there were 169 CFS and 67 inland container depots (ICDs) in the country as of July 2017. JNPT, which alone accounts for over 50 per cent of the container handling in the country, witnessed a 428 per cent increase in the DPD volume, or the number of containers which did not use any CFS. A CFS is used for customs clearance and other regulatory procedures outside the port premises, while ICDs are located in hinterland, the agency said. It can be
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As DPD takes off, CFS operators stare at bleak future 18.4.2018 Hindu: Health
With direct port deliveries (DPD) taking off in India in a big way towards reduction in logistics costs, Container Freight Station (CFS) operators in
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Women health camps to continue in villages of state till May 20 18.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Public Health and Family Welfare Minister, Rustum Singh has appealed to the... more »
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RTFC expresses concern on reports of nutrition packets for Anganwadis 17.4.2018 General News
The Right to Food Campaign has expressed concern over plans to convert all take home rations, given by anganwadi centres to children and pregnant and lactating women, to energy-dense, factory-made nutrient packets, as proposed by the WCD Ministry. In a letter to WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi, the civil society network of activists and organisations said that such a move would open doors for private contractors and suppliers, taking control over what was given in anganwadi centres away from local communities. According to reports, Gandhi proposed a pre-mix made by machines with local ingredients which would come in powdered form to be mixed with regular meals, ensuring that every beneficiary gets nutrients in a safe manner. "Children need adequate quantities of wholesome, diverse foods to grow and develop. These foods should meet their requirements of various nutrients, as well as calories. Lack of enough food, especially diverse food, means that children are unable to meet their ...
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At this school, it’s solo student, solo teacher 17.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Teacher hitches a ride to reach school in Mudigere where there’s only one student
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‘Strengthen Lokayukta, make room for citizens to participate in governance’, says CIVIC manifesto 16.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Functional ward committees and metropolitan planning committee, people's participation in budget and more were the key demands placed by the NGO, CIVIC. ...
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Rs 2,000 notes are vanishing, MP CM says, alleges conspiracy 16.4.2018 General News
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today claimed that Rs 2,000 notes were vanishing from the market, and alleged that there was a "conspiracy" behind it. Addressing a farmers' convention here, Chouhan said, "The currency worth Rs 15,00,000 crore was in circulation before demonetisation. After this exercise (demonetisation), the currency in circulation increased to Rs 16,50,000 crore. But notes of Rs 2,000 are missing from the market." He was apparently referring to news reports of ATMs running out of cash at some places in the state. "Where these notes of Rs 2,000 denomination are going, who are keeping them out of circulation? Who are the persons creating shortfall of cash? This is a conspiracy to create problems. The government will act tough on this," he said. He had taken up the issue with the Union Government, Chouhan added. Farmers can call the control room at his official residence on 0755-2540500 if they face any agrarian problem, the chief ...
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Bollywood celebrities hit streets to seek justice for rape victims 16.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Bollywood celebrities, along with thousands of Mumbaikars, gathered on Sunday for a peaceful protest against the barbaric rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, and sexual assault of another young girl in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.
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On Ambedkar Jayanti, PM inaugurates Health and Wellness Centre to mark the launch of Ayushman Bharat, in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh 14.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a Health and Wellness Centre, to mark the launch of the Union Government’s ambitious Health Assurance Programme – Ayushman Bharat.
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