Malnutrition

  • 53 per cent of Indian households defecate in open: World Bank 19-11-2013 01:50 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata: 31 infants dead in four days due to malnutrition 07-09-2013 08:58 AM

    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...
  • Food Security Bill will push India towards malnutrition: Modi 13-08-2013 09:17 PM

    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...
  • Maharashtra: Hospitals miles away, Jawahar children die of malnutrition 13-08-2013 09:43 AM

    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...
  • Maharashtra admits to large scale child malnutrition deaths 06-08-2013 01:38 AM

    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 25-07-2013 11:07 AM

    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...
  • K'taka: Family gets BPL ration card after death of malnourished child 23-07-2013 01:52 PM

    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 20-07-2013 12:46 PM

    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 19-07-2013 07:27 PM

    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...
  • MP: Funds meant to feed poor children being diverted to private firms 18-07-2013 08:10 AM

    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...
  • Nutrition centres will be set up in Kerala, says Ramesh 25-06-2013 02:15 AM

    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 15-06-2013 12:06 AM

    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 10-06-2013 11:40 AM

    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 09-06-2013 12:06 AM

    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 28-05-2013 08:59 PM

    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 07-05-2013 06:25 PM

    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...
  • Rising malnutrition figures a wake-up call: President 19-11-2012 09:59 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai: Hundreds suffering from malnutrition 14-11-2011 10:06 PM

    Mumbai: On a day when special events for Children's day are being held across the country, a shocker from the country's economic capital, Mumbai. In 2010, 18 children under the age of 5 died due to malnutrition in the slums of Mumbai's Govandi area. This year, so far at least...
  • MP: Increase in hunger deaths among infants 14-11-2011 07:13 AM

    Shivpuri: The government in Madhya Pradesh is finding itself helpless against the tragedy of hunger deaths among tribal children. Hundreds of tons of foodgrain was allowed to rot in the state thanks to government apathy. That grain could have saved many children's lives. CNN-IBN met one such child in Shivpuri...
  • Delhi: Malnutrition weakens immunity in children 27-10-2011 10:20 AM

    New Delhi: Four children are estimated to die every minute, in the country mostly from preventable diseases, like diarrhoea. Though Delhi doesn't rank amongst India's six worst hit states for malnutrition, the figures are just as bad. A survey has been done at Kali Basti in Delhi by CRY. The...
  • Karnataka's shame: 2000 die of malnutrition 24-10-2011 06:11 PM

    Raichur (Karnataka): More than 2000 children have died of hunger in Karnataka's Raichur district over the last 3 years. The government admits that around 4500 children are malnourished in Raichur. Nagaraju is one of them. When we first met 14-year-old Nagaraju last week, he was in a shocking condition, his...
  • Maharashtra: CM admits malnutrition crisis 22-10-2011 09:06 PM

    Mumbai: The political class is finally waking up to the plight of dying children after CNN-IBN put the spotlight on India's starvation district, Maharashtra's Melghat. The wails of 3 year old baby Kusum and hundreds like her from Maharashtra's dark corner, Melghat finding resonance. A day after CNN IBN reported...
  • NCP writes to PM over deaths due to malnutrition 22-10-2011 03:08 PM

    Melghat: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule has written to the Prime Minister urging him to put malnutrition on the top of the government's agenda. She has also decided to visit Melghat, which is now being called India's starvation district. The top priority is to tackle the lack of...
  • Gujarat among worst in fighting malnutrition 21-10-2011 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Human Development Report has said that high economic growth is no guarantee in reducing malnutrition. According to the report, Gujarat is the worst among the high per-capita states in the country in fighting malnutrition. Gujarat has been placed 13th among the major states in hunger index, even...