The government's fourth series of National Family Health Survey is currently underway and is expected to be released later this year, National Statistical Commission Chairman Pronab Sen said Wednesday.
Malnutrition and related diseases is a very serious issue in 184 deprived districts across the country and the Centre will launch a campaign to check it, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has awarded Morocco, along with China and Chile, a prize in recognition for its "remarkable progress" in fighting hunger, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.
Taking the battle to the home-turf of BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday alleged that about half the population in Gujarat lacked access to drinking water, and malnourishment among the children was high in the state.
Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Gottingen, Germany, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, found not much association between economic growth and signs of undernutrition.
Despite having a strong public sector programme to contain the disease, tuberculosis still remains a cause of concern for India, which has nearly a quarter of the global burden of TB, health experts said.