NOURISH TO FLOURISH:REDUCE MALNUTRITION
 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malnutrition is
the gravest si...
In 1995, the government launched the Mid-day Meal
Scheme through the National Program of Nutritional
Support to Primary Ed...
LURE THE DEFECTS OF MID-DAY MEAL SCHEME
 About 23 children died after eating a free mid-
day meal at their school in Biha...
FOOD SECURITY BILL
 In 2013, the government introduced the Food Security Ordinance
which aims to mitigate hunger. However...
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  1. 1. NOURISH TO FLOURISH:REDUCE MALNUTRITION  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malnutrition is the gravest single threat to global public health.  Malnutrition can also be defined as the insufficient, excessive or imbalanced consumption of nutrients. Several different disorders may develop, depending on which nutrients are lacking or consumed in excess.   A 2012 report published by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) estimates that iron and iodine deficiencies amongst the Indian population result in productivity loss equivalent to 2.95% of the country’s GDP. 
  2. 2. In 1995, the government launched the Mid-day Meal Scheme through the National Program of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) which was universalized in 2001 by the Supreme Court.
  3. 3. LURE THE DEFECTS OF MID-DAY MEAL SCHEME  About 23 children died after eating a free mid- day meal at their school in Bihar's Chhapra district on July 16, 2013. A high-level inquiry set up by the Bihar ...
  4. 4. FOOD SECURITY BILL  In 2013, the government introduced the Food Security Ordinance which aims to mitigate hunger. However, its ability to tackle malnourishment is being highly contested. Hence, a combination of innovative and plausible solutions is required to tackle this challenge.  Take the highly contested Food Security Bill, championed by Sonia Gandhi, leader of the ruling party and majority alliance in India’s parliament. The proposed landmark bill guarantees subsidized food to two-thirds of 1.2 the billion people who live in India, making it the largest experiment in food security worldwide. It obligates the Indian government to procure and distribute subsidized grains to approximately 800 million people, including 50 percent of urban- dwelling Indians and 75 percent of those living in rural areas. Under the proposed legislation, the government will provide 5kg of grain per person on a monthly basis at set prices for kilograms of rice, wheat, and millet.

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