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Ranjana Narayan

Focus On Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women Essential To Take Forward Poshan Abhiyaan: Dr Rajesh Kumar

Jun 19, 2019 Ranjana Narayan

Focus on adolescent girls, the would-be mothers, pregnant women, children, and also lactating mothers is essential, says Dr Rajesh Kumar, former Mission Director POSHAN Abhiyaan.

Roping In Traditional Healers To Save The Child -- Reckitt Benckiser Tapping People's Faith In Amravati, Nandurbar

Jun 18, 2019 Ranjana Narayan

According to an Ethnographic Study done in Amravati and Nandurbar districts, where Reckitt Benckiser is working in the field of nutrition, people have a lot of faith in the traditional healers, and their first impulse is to rush to them in case of any illness.

Rajasthan's Safe Child Birth Checklist, And Tackling Low Birth Weight Are Making Waves: CIFF's Hisham Mundol

In Rajasthan, the Safe Childbirth Checklist is being implemented by Jhpiego, a non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, with support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and in partnership with the Government of Rajasthan across 101 public facilities.

Swasth Bharat Preraks Have Been Key Catalysts In Taking Forward Poshan Abhiyaan: Tata Trusts' Dr Rajan Sankar

Jun 15, 2019 Ranjana Narayan

The Swasth Bharat Prerak programme is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Tata Trusts. Around 300 Preraks are spread across 22 states.

What Is The Colour Of Your Food Today? Reckitt Benckiser Spreads Nutrition Message Through Innovative Plates

The innovative colour-coded plates are helping spread awareness about nutrition among women in the Maharashtra districts of Amravati and Nandurbar, in a big push to the government’s Poshan Abhiyaan.

11 June, 2019

Special Mobile App On Poshan Abhiyaan Aims To Revolutionise India's Nutrition Landscape: Dr Rajesh Kumar

Ranjana Narayan

The ICDS-Common Application Software -- the world’s largest mobile health platform that was rolled out last year as part of the Poshan Abhiyaan -- will cover all Anganwadis in the country via the mobile phone by March next year.

07 June, 2019

Lot Of Positive Changes Happening On Nutrition Front, More Acceleration Needed: Alok Kumar Of Niti Aayog

Ranjana Narayan

There has been “acceleration” in reduction in the stunting and wasting levels of children under 5 years in India, says Alok Kumar, Advisor NITI Aayog.

04 June, 2019

'Fight With Fat': New Book On Obesity And Indians' Love For Chai And Snacks Gives Interesting Insights

Ranjana Narayan

Around 11% men and 15% women in the world are obese, and by 2015 the number is projected to rise to 18% men and 21% women. Though India is behind in terms of percentage, in terms of absolute numbers we are at the front. With 3.8% men and 4.2% women as obese, India is the third most obese country in the world!, writes Dr Kamal Mahawar.

29 May, 2019

Climate-Friendly Smart Food Like Millets The Way Forward For Nutrition Mission: Dr Arabinda Padhee Of ICRISAT

Ranjana Narayan

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been developing crops that are climate friendly, help the farmers get more income and are nutritious, says Padhee.

04 April, 2019

Through Our Nutrition Intervention Programme In Nandurbar, Amravati, We Are Investing In The Future: Reckitt Benckiser's Ravi Bhatnagar

Ranjana Narayan

As part of the programme, the company aims to reduce child stunting by 40 per cent and wasting by 95 percent in the 1,000 villages over five years.

20 March, 2019

Poshan Abhiyaan A Unique Initiative, We Are Working With Govt To Support It: Unicef's Arjan de Wagt

Ranjana Narayan

With its network of 13 offices and fanning across 16 states, Unicef India is focusing on supporting the government’s Nutrition Mission in a big way through programmes to increase awareness and understanding of good nutrition, de Wagt told Outlook

14 March, 2019

Poshan Abhiyaan Aims To Track Every Child, Every Mother To Tackle Malnutrition, Says NITI Aayog Advisor Alok Kumar

Ranjana Narayan

NITI Aayog Advisor Alok Kumar says, the government is determinedly pushing ahead with its flagship Poshan Abhiyaan as it seeks to tackle malnutrition in the country in a big way.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at Vijay Chowk during the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

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A student undergoes thermal screening before entering an examination centre to appear in the CBSE 12th Board Exams 2022 for Term 1, in Gurugram.

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Tamil Nadu Disaster Management workers evacute people from a flood affected area following heavy rain, at Varadaraja Puram, near Chennai.

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Japan Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. As cases of a new coronavirus variant are confirmed around the world, Japan announced Monday that it will suspend entry of all foreign...


President of Indian Youth Congress Srinivas BV (R) with party activists pays tribute to the farmers martyred in the farmers' movement, at the office of Indian Youth Congress, in New Delhi.

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