Despite greater fiscal autonomy and higher tax revenues shared by the Centre with states, 14 of 20 states surveyed cut spending on a key nutrition programme–Supplementary Nutrition Programme or SNP

The National Nutrition Mission, with all its hype, is confined very much to fixing targets, and its focus does not seem to consist in addressing the causes for the high prevalence of malnutrition,

To improve nutritional status of 10 cr persons across 315 districts

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.

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