Concerned over the sharp decline in the child sex ratio as reflected in the provisional Census figures, the Centre on Saturday reconstituted the Central Supervisory Board set up under the Pre-conception & Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 (PC & PNDT Act).

Chaired by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and co-chaired by the Minister of Women and Child Development, the Board

With a view to empowering adolescent girls, a 'Sabal Yojna' is being implemented in 15 districts of the state. The State Cabinet has sanctioned the Yojna on February 7 at its meeting. Under the Yojna, living standard of the adolescent girls will be improved with paying attention on their health and ensuring nutrition meals.

BHUBANESWAR: Women and Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal today admitted that though there was a 20-point guideline for the procurement of dal these were never enforced in a proper manner at the district level. The dal was meant to be given to schoolchildren and pregnant women under the mid-day meal (MDM) scheme and supplementary nutrition programme (SNP).

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.

The health ministry and the women and child development ministry have sought a ban on sponsorship by baby food manufacturers or their front organizations of health workers, doctors or meetings of their associations.

MUMBAI:The state government is formulating a scheme for cash incentives to citizens to combat female infanticide.

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NEW DELHI: The Union Women and Child Development Ministry will map the high-risk and vulnerable districts to strengthen nutrition surveillance. It will also set up a working group for surveillance in health and nutrition at the Central level under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).

The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry loves to announce new schemes but when it comes to getting the Centre

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to provide pre-school kits to children in the anganwadi centres to attract them to schools.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting presided over by Women and Child Development Minister Pramila Mallik at the Secretariat here today. Children in the age group of three to five are accommodated in the anganwadi centres.