This is the last full budget of the present government and the last opportunity for it to demonstrate its commitment to India's health and nutrition

CHENNAI: In spite of effective and cheap treatment, prevalence of leprosy in Tamil Nadu has been steadily increasing since 2012, even as the national average recorded a decline.

Most child deaths in India occur from treatable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and complications at birth.

There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can ‘shape’ the market to deliver better nutritional outcomes.

The 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health, and nutrition for India and each state and union territory. For the first time, NFHS-4 provides district-level estimates for many important indicators.

A growing number of governments, donor agencies, and development organizations are committed to supporting nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) to achieve their development goals.

This discussion paper shows that schools offer a unique opportunity to improve nutrition using a systemic, multi-sectoral approach. Social, health, economic and ethic arguments coalesce in and around schools.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Nutrition Level Under ICDS Scheme, 28/07/2017. As on 31.03.2017, 9.83 crore beneficiaries availed the Supplementary Nutrition under the Anganwadi Services of Umbrella ICDS Scheme. A statement showing the funds allocated and utilised under ICDS scheme for Supplementary Nutrition during each of the last three years, State/UT-wise is annexed.

KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday allotted Rs 205 crore as compensation for farmers hit by unseasonal rain.

This report aims to provide a general overview of national trends and of state-level variability in nutrition outcomes, determinants, and intervention coverage, thus helping to identify areas of progress and areas where more investment is critical to accelerate progress.

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