More than 39 lakh children in Madhya Pradesh suffer from malnutrition and ten districts have been identified as malnutrition-affected, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Ranjana Baghel told the Assembly today.

Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill: Changes arrest, custody and remand procedure.

National Tax Tribunal Bill: Sets up tribunal for taxation issues.
Disaster Management Bill: To set up authority to deal with disasters.
Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill: Permits plea bargaining. Brings safeguards for witnesses.

Calcutta, Feb. 25: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen today appreciated the Bengal government

Haryana Women and Child Development Department will implement a new scheme to curb anaemia among children, adolescent girls and pregnant and lactating mothers.
The state Government has allocated Rs 10 crore as one time Central assistance for the current financial year.

THE final five kilometres to Ramnagar (Khokla), as the village is officially called, in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has to be done on foot down a hill thick with shrubs and bushes. As we enter the village, eager eyes scan us for food or some other kind of livelihood support only to droop in disappointment once they learn that the wait has been in vain.

A new Child Development and Nutrition Resource Centre, launched here earlier this week, will provide focused and rapidly usable information and other resources for early child care and development and nutrition for toddlers to promote healthy parenting among young couples and train the resource persons working in the rural areas.

THE efforts of a Geneva-based organisation called Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to set up an infant and young child nutrition (IYCN) alliance in India have raised the hackles of groups involved in the promotion of breastfeeding and child and infant survival.

THE air almost crackles with heat. The faces of the children are wilting. A gaping hole in the back wall leads to the 'kitchen', a sooty mess, which lacks not only a gas connection but also vessels to cook.

FOR some years now, the Budget speeches of the Finance Minister have been impressive exercises in the art of rhetoric, that is, of verbal persuasion without reference to reality.