User: nsudha Topic: Malnutrition
Category: Malnutrition in Anganwadis
Last updated: Apr 18 2018 23:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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Nutrition-based welfare schemes play huge role in social upliftment (Comment) 14.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Our pursuit of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is largely dependent on equality in the distribution of resources and inclusive growth. In the 2017 SDG Index and Dashboards Report, assessing the performance of countries in terms of achieving the SDGs, India ranked 116th out of 157 countries. The need to step up our efforts was further emphasised when we ranked 93rd of 128 countries in the 2017 Social Progress Index (SPI).
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Role of anganwadi workers important in development: Smt. Chitnis 9.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Orientation on Rashtriya Poshan Mission concludes Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Women and Child Development Minister Smt.... more »
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Nutrition scheme launched for pregnant women, infants 7.4.2018 Hindu: Vijayawada
Officials of Krishna district have launched ‘Poushtikaharam-Memu Saitam’ (PMS) scheme for pregnant and lactating women and children enrolled in the A
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Role of Anganwadi Workers in National Nutrition Mission 5.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            The annual targets set under POSHAN Abhiyaan beginning 2017-18 are as under:   S.No Objective Target 1. Prevent and reduce stunting in children (0-6years) By 6% @ 2% p.a. 2 Prevent and reduce under-nutrition (underweight prevalence) in children (0-6 years) By 6% @ 2% p.a. 3 Reduce the prevalence of anemia among young Children(6-59 months) By 9% @ 3% p.a. 4 Reduce the prevalence of anemia among Women and Adolescent Girls in the age group of 15-49 years.
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Schemes for welfare of Women and Children 5.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) implements several schemes supporting for the welfare of the women and children including SC/ST and minority of different age groups.    SwadharGreh Scheme   MWCD implements SwadharGreh Scheme which targets the women victims of unfortunate circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity.
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Supplementary Nutrition Programme under ICDS Scheme 5.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Anganwadi Services under Umbrella ICDS is universal and a self-selecting scheme. All children below 6 years of age, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers are eligible for the services including Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) provided under the scheme.
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How can India have more graduates? Better nutrition for infants will help 1.4.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Children who received extra nutrition through government-run programmes from the time they were in their mothers' wombs until age three were 11% more likely to acquire a graduate degree
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India can produce 3.17 million more graduates by providing better nutrition to children in early life 31.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Ensuring supplementary nutrition for children in the 0-3 years age bracket could raise the number of graduates in India by 3.17 million, new research shows.
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Pankaja Munde lauds Reliance Foundation's initiative to tackle malnutrition in Maharashtra, MoU signed to take efforts forward 30.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
A tripartite MoU has been signed between the RJMCHNM, the Maharashtra DWCD and Reliance Foundation to tackle malnutrition.
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Maha expands nutrition garden programme to 8 more districts 29.3.2018 General News
The Maharashtra government today signed an agreement to extend the "nutrition gardens" programme in eight more districts for effective tackling of malnutrition among children. Fresh fruits and vegetables were provided to over one lakh children through 7300 such gardens set up on the premises of anganwadis during the first phase of the programme launched in 2015. The first phase had covered Pune, Thane, Palghar, Yavatmal, Jalgaon, Parbhani, Osmanabad and Wardha districts. The state government today signed a tripartite agreement with Reliance Foundation and Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health Nutrition Mission for the purpose in the presence of Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde and Reliance Foundation CEO Jagannatha Kumar. A similar Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in 2015. The latest MoU would cover eight more districts namely Beed, Jalna, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Gondia, Solapur, Nandurbar and Chandrapur. "The encouraging results of the first phase has ..
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Union Minister MS Gandhi all praise for Sikkim Anganwadis 26.3.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Suman Agarwal Gangtok, 26 Mar : Union Minister for Women and Child Development Meneka S Gandhi today hailed the commendable work being done by the Anganwadis of the state and expressed her happiness that there were no cases of malnutrition in Sikkim. Speaking to reporters during her visit to Upper Chandmari ICDS Centre, the Union […]
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Govt backtracked on MESMA fearing vote demand by Oppn: Cong 22.3.2018 General News
The fear of facing a vote in the Maharashtra Assembly forced the state government to stay the invocation of the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) against 'anganwadi' workers, the Congress claimed today. Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said the BJP's ally Shiv Sena had also voiced its objection to invoking the stringent Act against the anganwadi workers, and this too put pressure on the government. The senior Congress MLA's remarks came after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today stayed the invocation of MESMA against the anganwadi workers. The government had last week invoked the MESMA to stop workers of anganwadis (the state-run women and child care centres) from going on a strike. "Considering the sentiments of the august house, the government has decided to stay the MESMA against anganwadi workers," Fadnavis said in the Lower House. Notably, the Shiv Sena, an ally of the BJP, and the opposition Congress and NCP were
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Virendra Kumar touches feet of expectant mothers in Yadgir pgm 22.3.2018 Deccan Herald - State

Minister of State for Women and Child Development Dr Virendra Kumar distributed sarees, vermillion and flowers and touched the feet of expecting mothers at the Seemantha programme held in Ramasamudra village, near Yadgir, on Thursday.

The central minister pleasantly surprised the gathering of pregnant and other women, officials by this act.

"These women are my sisters. There is nothing difficult about touching their feet them," Kumar remarked.

Refuses eggs

Later at the inauguration of a new Anganwadi, the minister fed children suffering from malnutrition a groundnut sweet. When the officials brought eggs for feeding the children, Kumar refused to touch eggs saying: "I am a strict vegetarian. I cannot touch eggs".

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Protests stall Council proceedings as well 22.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues

The Legislative Council witnessed noisy scenes on Wednesday over the government’s decision to bring anganwadi workers under the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA). Proceedi

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Munde defends MESMA on anganwadi workers 21.3.2018 Hindu: Health

Mumbai: Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde said in the Council on Tuesday that bringing anganwadi workers under the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) is not to

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POSHAN Abhiyaan to address Malnutrition through Convergence, Use of Technology and a Targeted approach 20.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Women and Child Development conducted first National workshop on POSHAN Abhiyaan involving all the States and Union Territories at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi today. The Ministry organised the day long workshop with participation from all the states/UTs to provide a complete orientation on the POSHAN Abhiyaan,to explain the key components of the Abhiyaan, to provide handholding in using the softwares involved, and to augment the convergence with the different Ministries involved in implementing the Abhiyaan for improved Nutritional outcomes.
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Pankaja Munde calls for enforcement of MESMA on Anganwadi workers, says it will deter them from strikes 20.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The enforcement of the stringent Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) on the 'Anganwadi' workers was essential to deter them from going on strike, the state government said on Tuesday.
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MESMA essential for anganwadi workers, says Munde 20.3.2018 General News
The enforcement of the stringent Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) on the 'anganwadi' workers was essential to deter them from going on strike, the state government said today. State Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde said in the state Legislative Council that the anganwadi centres were required to function for the lactating and pregnant women, and the malnourished children. The state government had last week invoked the MESMA against strikes by workers of anganwadi, the stare-run women and child care centres, after consultations with the law and judiciary department. "If the anganwadi workers go on a strike for a month, the children and women are not fed for the same period. Is it wrong to ensure the well-being of malnourished children?," Munde asked in the Upper House. She sought the opposition's support on the government's decision to invoke MESMA for the sake of women and malnourished children. Munde said if others like the ...
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