Tough nut to crack

Tough nut to crack Feed malnutrition with policy

India has eight million malnourished children. Yet the country has no policy on what food should be given to treat malnutrition. Lack of policy has led international development agencies to adopt varied approaches like giving highly nutritious ready-to-use food. Such measures have often led to confusion and stand-offs with the government. unicef, for example, imported and distributed packaged food in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar last year, without permission from the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The ministry revealed this information in response to a right to information application filed in June this year.

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