The mother of an 11-year-old girl, who allegedly died due to starvation on September 28, was on Saturday thrown out of her village in Jharkhand's Simdega district.
India slips in hunger index ranks: Nutrition not just about food but sanitation and access to health care too
The NITI Aayog's National Nutrition Strategy paper points out that a 10% increase in open defecation leads to a 0.7% increase in both stunting and severe stunting. This highlights the importance of sanitation
ICMR head Soumya Swaminathan calls current state of affairs 'unsatisfactory', lays out new vision for health
"There are only a few medical colleges in the country that encourage and promote the culture of research and we need to ensure that in the coming years many more medical colleges and medical college faculty get involved in research,” says Soumya Swaminathan, director of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)
The public interest litigation filed by NGO Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan sought quashing of the Centre's February 8 notification that made it mandatory for beneficiaries to possess Aadhaar cards for purchasing subsidised food grain under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
The government said, subsidised foodgrains will not be sold to anyone not having Aadhaar after June 30.
At present, the scheme has a target of 40 crore beneficiaries of below the poverty line (BPL) families.
The Raman Singh government has dismissed the PDS (public distribution system) scam as a figment of the imagination of the Congress
With a view to ease the availability of market-priced kerosene, the government has freed sale of non-PDS kerosene from regulatory control.
Apprehensive about a looming food crisis that may befall on them from January next year, workers in Assam tea gardens are hoping that life won't be a struggle anymore in their already hand to month existence.
With his latest victory from Hajipur seat in Bihar, Paswan will enter Lok Sabha for a record ninth time.
While naysayers remain highly sceptical of the National Food Security Bill, economist Reetika Khera is among those who believe that the Bill has the potential to reform the PDS.
Pulses should be included along with other grains in the Centre's ambitious food entitlement scheme and also in public distribution system, an industry body said
After party chief Sonia Gandhi's interaction with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states, Rahul Gandhi will hold deliberations with PCC chiefs of all states on the "game changer" Food Security Bill on 27 July.
The Food Security programme will in no way encroach on the rights of Tamil Nadu government but be useful to the state government's schemes like noon meal, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry EM Sudarsana Natchiappan today said.
The Congress tried to phase out kerosene from the slums of Delhi but it may not get them the goodwill they anticipate.
India's food security law has global significance and it can inspire many countries to come up with similar legislation, a UN official said on Thursday.
That the food grains management policy of the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is in a mess, we all know. But the tragedy is that the mess is getting messier.
Tamil Nadu's message to finance minister P Chidambaram that cash transfers instead of PDS amount to escaping from public responsibility is a line that all chief ministers should take. Here's how PDS can be made more efficient.
Is the haste to roll out direct cash transfers the best idea in a state that doesn't have other systems in place?