With Inflation Over 15%, States Face Fund Crunch In Implementing Food Scheme
New Delhi: Inflation has made the fight against malnutrition harder. In a country where 46% of the country

NEW DELHI: The State Government has claimed that malnutrition among women and children is much less in Meghalaya than the figures recorded in a national survey.

"The survey which was conducted recently might have been conducted at random which also includes non-ICDS areas," Minister for Health and Family Welfare JA Lyngdoh told The Shillong Times on Sunday.

JEYPORE: Sudden change in weather in the tribal areas has taken its toll with over 100 cases of measles being registered in Jeypore and Ravanaguda PHCs.

New Delhi: Rising food prices has hit the government

The state government would distribute 70,000 metric tons of potato, lying in cold storages in five districts, free of cost for mid-day meal and ICDS, finance minister Mr Asim Dasgupta announced today, admitting that the state exchequer had to drain off Rs 60 crore to

Underscoring the need for all departments to come together while addressing the problem of malnutrition, prime minister Manmohan Singh has said that existing programmes should be restructured if they are not helping in removing the scourge.

Manmohan Singh

A delayed fight against killer malnutrition

A Four-Course Meal

* Annual health survey to check nutritional status
* Phased financial incentives for pregnant, young mothers
* Reward to health worker for better monitoring of mother/child
* Pilot scheme for empowering 16-18 age group girls


Only a couple of years back, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had called persist

NEW DELHI: To improve maternal and child health, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)

Defying the directive issued by Cabinet Secretary K.M.

In order to make the works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme gender-friendly, the Union Rural Development Ministry is planning to advise the States to make available women-friendly tools for the workers of the fair sex.

The idea is to ensure women workers