Data from the recently released District Level Household and Facility Survey shows disheartening figures for nutritional indicators, when compared to the last national survey. Shambhu Ghatak delves deeper into the state’s nutrition records and also tracks where others stand.
In the tribal villages of Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, committed social workers are improving the health and lives of mothers and children by spreading awareness about the needs of women and girls. Dilnaz Boga brings you their stories.
The Integrated Child Development Services scheme was launched to address the nutrition, health and learning needs of all children below six years of age. Ankita Aggarwal shares findings from a survey that point to the huge variations in implementation and effectiveness.
Various independent studies and research reveal close to 20 per cent of students across India suffering from some degree of visual impairment.
A new initiative from the Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust seeks to correct this through the combined efforts of a wider network.
Junk food, lack of exercise, poor parenting and modern lazy lifestyles are all triggers for obesity among children, which is turning out to be a major health hazard in present-day India, says
The National Food Security Bill is an important step towards ensuring the country's founding principles of health, education and nutrition services for all, but can achieve that end only when it addresses children's entitlements more effectively, argues economist
in a speech given in New Delhi on 15 February 2013.
Illegal dumping of industrial waste around Raigarh takes the life of 7-year-old Twinkle Thakur, raising familiar troubling questions about the
trajectory of 'development' in India.
Disillusioned by the total lack of responsiveness from mainstream parties to their plight, displaced tribals from Polavaram decide to contents the
assembly elections themselves.
R Uma Maheshwari
Across India, cotton growers make up the largest group of the over 180,000 farmers who committed suicide between 1997 and 2007.
There's nothing like an election to spur policy change, though, notes