Malnutrition in India

UNICEF’s ‘Fed to Fail?’ Report- Highlights

UNICEF released its new report titled “Fed to Fail? The crisis of children’s diets in early life” on September 23, 2021. Key Findings According to the report, Children aged under 2 are not getting the food or nutrients they need ..


Study: Social Discrimination key factor in Stunting

As per a study of July 2021 titled “The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Caste Discrimination and Stunting”, children from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Muslim families are more prone to stunting. Highlights Stunting is a condition where ..


POSHAN ABHIYAN: MoU signed between AYUSH Ministry and WCD Ministry to control Malnutrition

On September 20, 2020, the Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Women and Child Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding to control malnutrition in the country. The agreement was signed as a part of Poshan Abhiyaan. Highlights According to the ..


What is YSR Sampoorna Poshana Yojana?

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched YSR Sampoorna Poshana scheme On September 7, 2020.  The scheme aims at providing food to lactating mothers and pregnant women so as to fulfil their nutritional requirements. Significance of ..


Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launches Suposhit Maa Abhiyan

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla recently launched “Suposhit Maa Abhiyan”, that aims to provide nutritional support to pregnant women and adolescent girls. The scheme was launched in Kota, Rajasthan which is also the Speaker’s parliamentary constituency. Union Minister of Women ..

First-ever National Nutrition Survey conducted by Indian government & UNICEF

The first-ever National Nutrition Survey have been conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and UNICEF between February 2016 and October 2018 to measure malnutrition. The key findings of the survey, which are yet to be made ..