Malnutrition

  • Join hands to end malnutrition in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel's Independence Day appeal August 15, 2014

    Patan: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday called for public participation and teamwork to eradicate malnutrition in the state. "It is time we eradicated malnutrition in our state. Leaders and the people of the state should contribute towards making the state malnutrition free, let us work as a team,"...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP July 28, 2014

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive July 28, 2014

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • UN: 500,000 kids in Mali at risk of malnutrition June 20, 2014

    United Nations: Nearly 500,000 children under the age of five in Mali are at risk of acute malnutrition and 1.5 million people don't have enough to eat, the director of UN humanitarian operations has said. John Ging, who spent three days in Mali last week, said at a news conference yesterday...
  • 53 per cent of Indian households defecate in open: World Bank November 19, 2013

    With over 600 million people in India or 53 per cent of Indian households defecating in the open, absence of toilet or latrine is one of the important contributors to malnutrition, a World Bank report has said. The report that was released on Monday on the eve of the first ever...
  • Kolkata: 31 infants dead in four days due to malnutrition September 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Thirty-five infants have died at BC Roy Hospital in Kolkata in the last five days. Reports suggested that the children suffered from malnutrition. The hospital authorities have claimed that a sudden spurt in number of terminally-ill patients referred from other hospitals led to the infant deaths. The State Health Department...
  • State of The Nation: Is malnutrition a bigger problem than hunger? August 14, 2013

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • Food Security Bill will push India towards malnutrition: Modi August 13, 2013

    Attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the proposed Food Security Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the bill, in its current form, will push the country toward "malnutrition". In a letter to the Prime Minister written on August 7, Modi claimed that the National Food Security Ordinance (NFSO)...
  • Maharashtra: Hospitals miles away, Jawahar children die of malnutrition August 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Forty eight per cent children in India suffer from malnutrition. In Jawahar, Maharashtra, women have to walk for almost 3 hours while carrying their toddlers to reach the nearest hospital which is 12 kms from their village. Manjula Wagh, is among thousands of Maharashtra's tribal women who fear their...
  • State of The Nation: Are we losing or winning the war against poverty? August 12, 2013

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • Maharashtra admits to large scale child malnutrition deaths August 6, 2013

    Maharashtra's Minister for Tribal Development Madhukar Pichad admitted in Thane on Monday that large scale malnutrition deaths occurred in Thane district of Maharashtra due to non-availability of proper medical infrastructure and health care facilities. Pichad said this while visiting the predominantly tribal Jawhar and Mokhada talukas of Thane district on...
  • Maharashtra: 11-month-old baby dies of malnutrition July 25, 2013

    Thane: An 11-month-old baby has allegedly died of Malnutrition in Maharashtra's tribal Jawahar Tehsil in Thane, around 100 kms from Mumbai. The baby died on Thursday while she was being taken to the hospital at Jawahar. Her family claimed that the baby has been malnourished since birth and weighed just 4.5kg...
  • K'taka: Family gets BPL ration card after death of malnourished child July 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Four days after the death of a five-year old girl due to malnutrition, her family has finally been given an Antyodaya ration card, meant for Below Povert Line (BPL) families. But the state government has denied that the five-year-old Meghala died of malnutrition. The government claimed that she had...
  • Karnataka: CM seeks report of malnutrition death case July 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has sought the report of malnutrition death case in Bangalore and called it a serious matter. "I have read the report. I have ordered a probe and we will ensure that no one dies of malnutrition.' he said. A five-year-old girl has allegedly died in...
  • Bangalore shocker: 5-year-old dies of malnutrition in the IT city July 19, 2013

    Bangalore: A five-year-old girl has allegedly died in Bangalore due to severe malnutrition. Her anganwadi records show that the girl, Meghala, was severely malnourished for months. According to reports, Meghala's weight was just 12 kilos, far below the normal weight for a child her age. Meghala, daughter of a blind beggar,...
  • MP: Funds meant to feed poor children being diverted to private firms July 18, 2013

    Bhopal: Against the backdrop of the Bihar mid day meal tragedy, a CNN-IBN investigation has revealed how the Madhya Pradesh government diverted funds meant to feed poor children to private companies by forging documents and registering fake companies. Deepu of Shivpuri and Kabir from Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Budhni Assembly...
  • Nutrition centres will be set up in Kerala, says Ramesh June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of 40 child deaths in Attappdy tribal block in Kerala mainly due to malnutrition, the Centre on Monday announced setting up of nutrition centres there on the pattern of such facilities in Andhra Pradesh. Noting that providing nutrition is the need of the hour, Rural...
  • Modi concerned over malnutrition problem in Gujarat June 15, 2013

    Anand: Expressing concern over malnutrition in Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the people to give attention to the health of their children to tackle the menace. Modi was speaking at a Shala Praveshotsav (school enrollment) function at Megalpur village in Sojitra taluka in the district in Anand....
  • WB: 13 children dead in over 36 hours in a Purulia hospital June 10, 2013

    Purulia: Thirteen babies have been reported dead over the past 36 hours in the Purulia district in West Bengal. The children, suffering from meningitis were admitted to the Purulia Sadar Hospital in a critical condition. The babies aged between one and seven years were mostly underweight and malnourished. The district...
  • World leaders sign charter to tackle malnutrition June 9, 2013

    London: World leaders on Saturday signed a global agreement to fight malnutrition in children and made commitments of up to USD 4.15 billion to tackle the global menace. The participants, who signed a Global Nutrition for Growth Compact, committed their countries and organisations to reduce the number of children under...
  • NHRC issues notice to Kerala govt over malnutrition deaths May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Kerala government over alleged deaths of several infants due to malnutrition in Attappadi area of the state. The rights panel has given six weeks time to the state government to submit a report in this regard. According...
  • Need to create awareness about critical newborn care: Nirupama Sarma May 7, 2013

    India accounts for 3,09,000 baby deaths every year on the first day of their birth, 29 per cent of such deaths around the world. What are the factors responsible for this and how can it be fixed? Save the Children's advocacy director Nirupama Sarma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction...
  • Audit critical of India's scheme to feed hungry children March 8, 2013

    NEW DELHI: Poor management, financial irregularities and weak implementation are plaguing India's massive state-run scheme to feed children, a government audit has found, hindering the country's efforts to fight malnutrition in almost half its child population. The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme has been running for almost 40 years -...
  • Maharashtra healthcare woes: Over 1 lakh children dead in 4 yrs February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: It's called a 'bamboolance' by locals - a makeshift ambulance in Nandurbar district in Maharashtra. For ailing villagers, it's the only mode to reach the nearest primary health centre which is a good 25 kilometers away. Poor healthcare and child malnutrition continue to plague large parts of rural Maharashtra....
  • Health 2012: Fight against polio to dismal malnutrition figures December 27, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: As 2012 comes to an end, CNN-IBN takes a look at the key health issues of the year - from the fight against polio that India can take pride in to the dismal malnutrition figures that shame the nation. Reports showed 10 lakh deaths from oral cancer every year...
  • Gujarat's malnutrition rate worse than Somalia: Katju December 24, 2012

    Bhopal: Press Council of India Chairman Markendya Katju on Sunday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi describing as "phoney" his claims of development in the state and saying its malnutrition rate was worse than Somalia. Katju said Modi had made tall claims about development...
  • Guj Cong uses image of Lankan boy for malnutrition ad November 27, 2012

    Ahmedabad: With the BJP's crisis coming less than three weeks ahead of the Gujarat polls, it's opposition, the Congress, too has landed itself in a rather embarrassing position. One of its advertisement showcasing malnutrition in the state lifted the picture of a Sri Lankan child. The picture, showing a severely malnourished...
  • Rising malnutrition figures a wake-up call: President November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the rising malnutrition figures in India as a wake-up call, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said checking it alone can help the country achieve the target of sustained and inclusive growth. Launching the first-ever national Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign against malnutrition in India, the President called...
  • Maharashtra: Thousands continue to suffer from malnutrition October 3, 2012

    Mumbai: As the nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, there is a shame for the India he fought for. CNN-IBN travelled to Maharashtra's malnutrition capital Melghat, where thousands of kids continue to suffer from malnutrition. In June 2012, Surjabai Tota, 18 years of age and weiging just 28...
  • Has Narendra Modi confused malnutrition with lifestyle? August 30, 2012

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's malnutrition theory draws criticism and drags him into a new controversy. ...