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Death of 13 children in Maharashtra in two months is a reminder of malnutrition in the state

Sep 23, 2016

Death of 13 children in Maharashtra in two months is a reminder of malnutrition in the state

Nearly half of all children under five are stunted–short for their age, a sign of malnutrition–in Nandurbar and Yavatmal districts of Maharashtra. #India #ConnectTheDots #Mumbai #Yemen #Food security #Maharashtra #Malnutrition #children #Kids #Gadchiroli #Palghar #Yavatmal #Nandurbar
India, Tanzania sign 5 agreements, decide to step up food security cooperation after Modi's visit

Jul 10, 2016

India, Tanzania sign 5 agreements, decide to step up food security cooperation after Modi's visit

India on Sunday offered USD 92 million Line of Credit to Tanzania for a key water supply project and signed five agreements. #World #India #NewsTracker #Food security #Africa #trade #Tanzania #PM Narendra Modi #John Pombe Joseph Magufuli
Rajya Sabha MPs seek stringent laws to check food adulteration in Zero Hour

May 05, 2016

Rajya Sabha MPs seek stringent laws to check food adulteration in Zero Hour

Terming rising incidents of food adulteration as a "serious matter", Rajya Sabha members, including those from the BJP, on Thursday asked the government to make stringent laws to check the menace. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Food security #parliament #Kurien
Cabinet approves India's stand on food security at WTO

Jan 20, 2016

Cabinet approves India's stand on food security at WTO

The food security issue is related to several developing nations which provide subsidised foodgrains to the poor. #Economy #NewsTracker #Agriculture #World Trade Organisation #Food security #Foodgrains #Nairobi Package #Special Safeguard Mechanism
NGO finds bacteria in KFC samples, moves Lok Ayukta for action against fast food giant

Jun 27, 2015

NGO finds bacteria in KFC samples, moves Lok Ayukta for action against fast food giant

A city-based NGO on Friday approached Lok Ayukta seeking orders to the governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to close down Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlets as some samples collected from the fast food giant found to have E.coli and salmonella bacteria. #India #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Food security #Telangana #KFC #bacteria
Kerala to set up mobile food testing labs following Maggi controversy

Jun 24, 2015

Kerala to set up mobile food testing labs following Maggi controversy

Concerned over increasing instances of food adulteration, Kerala is gearing up to set up a string of mobile testing laboratories at check posts, claimed to be a first such initiative in the country. #India #Kerala #NewsTracker #Nestle #Food security #FDA #Maggi #pesticides #Mobile Food Labs
 NDA slashed social sector spending by over Rs 1.75 cr, says Congress

May 20, 2015

NDA slashed social sector spending by over Rs 1.75 cr, says Congress

Accusing the Modi government of being insensitive towards welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Congress said funds for SC sub plan have been reduced by Rs 13,208 crore and tribal sub plan was cut by Rs 7,714 crore. #Politics #Economy #Congress #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #Food security #Panchayati raj #NDA #MGNREGA #Jitendra Singh #Backward Regions Grant Fund #Swacchh Bharat Abhiyaan #Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna #National Livelihood Mission
Why Budget 2015 will be different: it may push fiscal federalism harder

Feb 18, 2015

Why Budget 2015 will be different: it may push fiscal federalism harder

The forthcoming budget should make a clear break from the past by actually shifting more resources and economic power to the states. Over time, this should shrink the relative share of the Central pie relative to states. #Economy #Narendra Modi #NREGA #Arun Jaitley #Food security #Common Man Budget 2015 #Finance Budget 2015 #Social Sector Schemes