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All the good schemes for babies in the country will be studied and implemented in Telangana, said the Minister.
Closure of anganwadis due to Covid-19 led to more children going without food
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Officials believe that the freshly cooked nutrition-rich food served at the centre usually create far better impact than the offered dry ration on lowering the level of malnutrition.
CM Yogi Adityanath said that Rs 900 will be given to bear expenses, wants 9 departments to converge to help eradicate malnutrition.
While serving as the DM of remote and backward Lawngtlai, Ala had worked towards ensuring selfsufficiency in fruits and vegetables and fought malnutrition by having nutrition gardens in schools.
Residents say the supply has resumed only in some areas after the long delay.
The estimation assumes significance as the National Family Health Survey, 2015-16, had revealed that every second child in India suffers from at least one form of nutritional failure.
The worrying reports galvanised the Bhupesh Baghel-led government to launch a crusade — the ‘Mukhyamantri Suposhan Yojana’ — on Gandhi Jayanti last year to combat these challenges.
The situation in Yemen is only expected to get worse as donor countries recently cut back on aid amid the pandemic and also due to concerns that the aid might not be reaching the right hands.
Antaryami Dash, head of nutrition at STC, said the survey found 44.5 per cent of children were already stunted, 14.6 per cent wasted and 30.7 per cent underweight before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly two-thirds of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and countries across Europe and Central Asia could see the most significant increase, up to 44 per cent.