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A GOOD NEW ATTEMPT TO REDUCE THE
MALNUTRITION IN COUNTRY
Food is one of the basic necessities of
human life and existence. While at the
global level nation States rejoice their
success of achieving self sufficiency in food
production and the available food stocks, at
the national level the state of food security
is still dismal. The right to food is one of the
most basic human rights, closely linked to
the right to life. No government practice or
action can be allowed to deny this right to
“Starvation is the characteristic of some people not having
enough to eat. It is not the characteristic of there being not
enough to eat. While the latter can be cause of the former,
it is but of many possible causes.” – Amartya Sen.
Nearly half of India's children- approximately 60 million - are
underweight, 45% have stunted growth (too short for their age), 20%
are wasted (too thin for their height, indicating acute malnutrition),
75% are anaemic , and 57% are deficient in Vitamin A. According to
the statistics of the ministry of statistics and program implementation,
The report further says that during the period between National
Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2 (1998-99) and NFHS 3 (2005-06), a
decline has been observed in case of stunted growth and
underweight among children under 3 years of age, whereas the
percentage of case of acute malnutrition, children too thin for their
height, has increased.
The percentage of underweight girls under five years of age is higher
than boys under five years of age, while in the cases of stunted growth
and acute malnutrition, girls are in a better condition.
The rural India witnesses more cases of malnutrition among children
less than 5 years of age as more cases of stunted, wasted and
underweight children were reported from rural areas.
Our study lays emphasis on the recognition of right to
food as the most essential Human Right without which
ones survival is at stake.
(A) Causes related to food.
(B) General causes.
(A)Causes related to food:
Lack of nutritious and Balanced Diet.
Indigestive and Harmful diet.
Lack of Regulated Diet
(B) General Causes :
Lack of Sound Sleep and Rest
Negligence of Children
Lack of Exercise and Games
According to a baseline survey conducted by CRY (CHILD RIGHTS AND YOU)
in the various districts of Delhi 66% children (under age 6) living in slums are
malnourished. The capital's migrant population comprises of almost 20% of
the total, and 64% live in resettlements and slums. According to NFHS-3, 30%
children are born under-weight, 63% anemic and there is a glaring gap in the
under five mortality between the urban poor (73. 6 per 1000 births) and the
urban rich (41.8 per 1000 births).
To determine the clear concept of Right to Food as a
To determine the International and National Recognition of
the right as an essential and basic right for Human Survival.
To trace the various Judicial approaches and Legislative
orders toward the development of the Right.
To recommend suggestions for the enactment and
implementation of the legislations.
To provide our idea as the best alternative for reducing the
malnutrition in country and make our society a better place for
children to enjoy their rights.
NUTRITIONAL STATUS :
It is recognized that 56%of the deaths in under five children , in
developing countries are attributed to malnutrition .
In India 47%of all children below 3 years of age are
1. More than half of all preschoolers, and 75 % suffer from iron
2. Maternal mortality in India is one of the highest in the world,
with 540 deaths per 100,000 live births .
3. 83 % of women in India suffer from iron – deficiency anemia,
compared with 40% in Sub –Saharan Africa.
4. Acc to GHI India ranked 117th out of 119 countries on child
Nutrition and health programs and policies
Effectively address the main nutrition problems.
Combined efforts with action.
Strong monitoring and evaluation.
Research can identify gaps .
Focused on states, districts,& communities
Increase attention to girls and women health.
LONG TERM STRATEGY :
1. Policymakers should work on economic
growth & poverty reduction policy.
2. Strong partnership b/w National
As we all know, weddings are increasing day by day and it
is a non-stop procedure.We all want that to maintain a
certain standard in society, so we need to have the best
food but mostly at the end much of the expensive food goes
into waste. If this food, by any means, is transported across
to these poor kids, we can tackle the problem of
We can contact :
Non profitable government
Old age homes.
We have to appoint some responsible
people for this purpose who will be keenly
dedicated towards their job towards the
We have to be sure about the hygenity of
food before providing it to the orphanages
or poor children.
We have to make contact with different
wedding planners who will help us for this
Manipur’s low malnutrition levels may be attributable to a
high status of women compared to other states –
a subject considered below. In Manipur, a significant number
of people observe the matriarchal system.
Gujarat, by contrast with Manipur, tends towards
a low general status of women and has a significant tribal
population who are illiterate and marginalised.