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Expand PDS to include non-ration card holders and 10 crore excluded by using old census figures: Right to Food Campaign

A coalition of civil society activits has criticized the Union Budget 2023-24 for reducing government spending on the social sector by a massive amount. The economic crisis induced by the Covid-19 pandemic was borne disproportionately by those at the bottom of the pyramid and in this context spending on social protection schemes such as the Public Distribution System, anganwadis, pensions and MGNREGA is especially important. But the Government of India has...

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What data told us about India in 2022 - Akshi Chawla

DeCEDA/Qrius 2022 was a milestone year for India. India walked into 2022 with an infectious wave of Covid-19 impacting lakhs of people, the wave receded a few weeks into the year. As hopes for a post-pandemic recovery surged, war in Ukraine brought in new challenges for the economy. With supply chains disrupted, global sanctions imposed on Russia, prices of fuel and food shot up. Inflation, already on a high from pent-up...

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Is Anaemia seen in three in 10 rural men due to iron deficiency? -R Prasad

-The Hindu Prevalence of Anaemia among men in rural areas was lowest in the southern States (18.5%) and highest in the eastern region (34.1%) While Anaemia among adolescent girls and boys, and women, particularly those of reproductive age has been studied extensively, Anaemia in men has been largely ignored. In 2019, a paper published in  The Lancet Global Health highlighted that nearly one in four men (23.2%) in the age group 15-54...

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Odisha bid to eradicate Anaemia

-The Telegraph Anaemia Mukta Lakhya Abhiyan programme to be rolled out in 55,000 government and government-aided schools and 74,000 Anganwadi Centres across the state Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday launched AMLAN — Anaemia Mukta Lakhya Abhiyan — in the state. AMLAN is a multipronged approach for accelerated reduction of Anaemia among targeted groups. The programme will be rolled out in 55,000 government and government-aided schools and 74,000 Anganwadi Centres across the state. The programme will...

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Starved of data: India’s hungry people go missing from FAO report -TK Rajalakshmi FAO’s latest report found world hunger rising. However, India’s data on food insecurity is missing. The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) 2022” report begins with a dismal piece of data: the number of people unable to afford a healthy diet has increased by 112 million to touch 3.2 billion, a reflection of rising food prices during the pandemic. The report, a joint effort...

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