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Malnutrition Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. The term malnutrition covers two broad groups of conditions. One is ‘undernutrition’—which includes stunting (low height for age), wasting (low weight for height), underweight (low weight for age) and micronutrient deficiencies or insufficiencies (a lack of important vitamins and minerals). The other is overweight, obesi

Pilot Scheme on Fortification of Rice & its distribution under PDS

Pilot Scheme on Fortification of Rice & its distribution under PDS To address anemia and micro-nutrient deficiency in the country, the Centre has expedited capacity of the fortification of rice to increase from 15,000 MT to 3.5 lakh MT by incentivising and creating awareness among rice millers. This scheme is for a period of 3 years beginning in 2019-20 with a total outlay of Rs 174.64 Crore. NITI Aayog also in its “Strategy for new INDIA @75” has put suggested a mandat

Nutrition related Schemes

POSHAN Abhiyan, 2018 It is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development launched from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan. It is a multi-ministerial convergence mission initiated after NITI recommendations to reduce the problem of Malnutrition. Govt is implementing several schemes under ICDS as direct target intervention. Provisions Aim is to generate Jan Andolan towards Nutrition. Use of technology, Reduce stunting, Under nutrition, Anaemia

Steps taken to improve Nutritional status of Women and children

Steps were taken to improve the Nutritional status of Women and Children Read complete news on Malnourishment: click here The specific targeted interventions being implemented by the Government to improve the nutritional status of pregnant women and lactating mothers under the umbrella Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS) throughout the country are as under: Anganwadi Services Scheme POSHAN Abhiyaan Pradhan MantriMatruVandanaYojana (PMMVY) Anganwadi Services S

Resolving India's Malnutrition Crisis

Resolving India's Malnutrition Crisis Experts have proposed several solutions to the problem of chronic malnutrition. About Malnutrition: It refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person's energy and/or nutrient intake. It is a persistent issue and a long-standing challenge for India's public administration. Malnutrition refers to three broad categories of conditions: Undernutrition: Wasting (low weight-for-height), stunting (low height-f


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