India  /  Published 21.06.21

Nigerian dead after ‘rescue’ in Ghaziabad

A 30-year-old Nigerian died in hospital after being found bedridden and malnourished by police in a home in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, which for practical purposes is considered as a Delhi subur...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.06.21

India: Over 9L severely acute malnourished kids

More than 9.2 lakh children in India are ‘severely acute malnourished', with the most in Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar, according to government data, underscoring concerns that the Covid p...
By Uzmi Athar in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Hollow bellies: child undernutrition in India

Sir — The fifth round of the National Family Health Survey reveals disturbing trends as far as the burden of child undernutrition in India is concerned. Across the 22 states and Union territorie...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.18

Food security does not equal good nutrition

One is what one eats. A study by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization confirms that poor-quality diet poses a greater threat to public health across the world than malaria, tuberculosi...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.18

Why we should eat millets rather than rice

Sir — Many people in India suffer from nutritional deficiency. For instance, the prevalence of anaemia in the country is among the highest in the world. Interestingly, a recent study has claimed tha...
By The Telegraph


Opinion  /  Published 25.11.18

Farm policy can help tackle malnutrition

Rude shockSir — The report, “Lamp thugs harass lake tourists at Baranti” (Nov 16), was frightening. I visited the place with my family last month. We used to take strolls along the lakeside in t...
By The Telegraph

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

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

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

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


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