India  /  Published 23.02.20

Tripura drive to reduce malnutrition

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb started a drive against malnutrition on Saturday and met some expectant mothers at their residences and gave them nutritious food.A press release issued by the ...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

India  /  Published 19.02.20

NHRC notice to UP govt over deaths due to malnutrition

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over a report that a family residing in a village in Basti district has lost four of its members during ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.20

Deadly dots join recurring infant deaths

Nightmares are often recurrent. In the Gorakhpur tragedy in 2017, over 1,300 infants died owing primarily to the lack of essential resources — the shortage of oxygen cylinders in this instance. A si...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 03.12.19

Stunted? Look at all the food!

A state with a high prevalence of stunted children, a sign of chronic malnutrition, will host a mega food show for three days from Wednesday.Billed as Northeast’s first and biggest food innovation e...
By Andrew w. Lyngdoh in Shillong

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.19

The cyclones need names

Sir — While Cyclone Bulbul disrupted life along the eastern coast of India, eight countries in the subcontinent have more than the damage caused by it on their minds. Bangladesh, India, Maldives, My...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 17.10.19

Chhattisgarh tries nutrition boost after study

The Chhattisgarh government has expanded a scheme to provide protein-rich food, including eggs and pulses, to households in tribal areas across the state as part of an effort to combat malnutrition af...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.10.19

Acute malnutrition deaths overestimated, says study

Death rates among young children in India suffering from severe acute malnutrition are grossly overestimated and need to be corrected to guide policy-makers and turn the focus on preventive, home-base...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.10.19

Child wasting alarm in report

A global hunger tracking report released on Tuesday has ranked India with the world’s highest rates of child wasting, or children with too low a weight for height, among 117 countries assessed.Nutri...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.10.19

68% of child deaths in India due to malnutrition: Study

Malnutrition is still the cause of 68 per cent deaths in children under five years in India, a study done jointly by Indian and international agencies has revealed. The study, published in the peer-re...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Why India can't fix its malnutrition problem

Some burdens are Sisyphean — no amount of endeavour seems to make them any lighter. The burden of malnutrition in India can be counted among these. A report published in The Lancet showed that while...
By The Editorial Board in


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