11 Crore Rural Families In India Have Access To Water Connections: Jal Shakti Ministry

According to the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, more than 1.53 lakh villages in India have reported having "Har Ghar Jal," which means that every home has access to safe drinking water from a tap

By Outlook Planet Desk 27/01/2023

Malnutrition Among Children And Pregnant Women: Elected Women Representatives To The Rescue

Seventh September 2021 marked the initiation of the Poshan Maah – a month of outreach and awareness activities under the Government of India’s flagship POSHAN Abhiyaan to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

By Madhu Joshi 19/09/2021

Ensuring Nutrition Security For Women And Children During The Pandemic

Improving maternal and child nutrition is a high priority for the government. The POSHAN Abhiyan, India’s flagship programme to tackle under-nutrition, has ambitious targets of reducing child stunting by 2% per annum and reducing anaemia in women and...

By Dr Bharati Kulkarni 21/07/2021

Strengthening A Nutrition Sensitive Approach In Agriculture In India

The urban and rural population in India still faces nutrition linked health concerns due to a non-balanced diet. Let's take a look at how various public-private initiatives has helped in meeting the nutritional challenges.

By Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi 21/05/2021

Anemia: Consequence Of Intergenerational Malnutrition

A UNICEF report states that over 80 percent of adolescents suffer from ‘hidden hunger’. The goal is to meet the intergenerational nutrition gap through various Government schemes

By Santanu Mishra 19/04/2021

The greater need to make infant and young child feeding practices effective

Nutrition deficiency in the first two years leads to the risk of developing chronic diseases later in life. Here are some measures to avoid that.

By Dr Sheila Vir 12/04/2021

NFHS-5: Striding Ahead, India Needs A Greater Focus On Its Children

The war against child malnutrition can be won only with the help of data.

By Dr. Heena Gavit 20/03/2021

Gauri And I: A Grandmother’s Tale

Renuka Korwate recounts how an Angawadi didi changed her entire family’s attitude towards children

By Lokesh Tamagire 16/03/2021

ICDS And Mid-Day Meal Scheme To Provide Fortified Rice From April

About 65 per cent of India's population consumes rice as a staple food. Fortification of rice is a cost-effective and complementary strategy to increase vitamin and mineral content in diets and a step towards nutritional security 

By PTI 12/03/2021

How Anganwadi Workers Changed The Lives Of Women And Children In Haryana

The tireless efforts of the Anganwadi workers and the officials of the women and child development department are bringing in significant improvement in the realm of health and nutrition of Haryana

By Prakash Kumar 13/03/2021