India https://www.wfp.org/feeds/India Country content en Why Government Must Keep Investing In Mid Day Meal Scheme https://www.wfp.org/content/why-government-must-keep-investing-mid-day-meal-scheme To successfully improve nutrition, it is essential to have strategies and convergence across sectors including food, health, safe drinking water and sanitation. With one in three of world's malnourished children living in this country, this investment is imperative for India. MDM is well placed to support the nutritional requirements of a large number of India's children but some stark gaps regarding hygiene and the nutritional value of every meal needs to be addressed to enhance the impact of this investment. School Meals India Local hunger in the news Asia DailyO India Today Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:40:26 +0000 WFP 645712 at https://www.wfp.org India: WFP at Odisha State School Feeding Programme Exhibition https://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/india-wfp-odisha-state-school-feeding-programme-exhibition An estimated one in three of the world's malnourished children live in India. A key cause of malnutrition across the country is micronutrient deficiencies, particularly iron deficiency. Fortification of commodities in food-based social safety nets is an effective means to address such deficiencies. India Local Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:53:24 +0000 WFP 644081 at https://www.wfp.org India: Child Nutrition Improved Through Rice Fortification https://www.wfp.org/stories/india-improving-child-nutrition-rice-fortification WFP helps the government enhance school meals in the Indian State of Odisha with iron-fortified rice. The initiative has won the approval of Roopteshwar, a schoolboy in the Gajapati district of eastern India. Nutrition School Meals India Asia Nutrition Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:21:49 +0000 Manmeet Kaur 644017 at https://www.wfp.org Government to Add Breakfast to MDM Scheme https://www.wfp.org/content/government-add-breakfast-mdm-scheme The School and Mass Education (S&ME) Department is planning to provide breakfast in addition to the mid-day meals (MDM) served across the State. The MDM mela is one of the main highlights of the annual Sishu Mahotsav ‘Suravi-2014’, organised by the Department. (..)In addition to that, the rice fortification programme, currently being implemented in Gajapati district, will be extended to two more districts of Dhenkanal and Angul. The State Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with World Food Programme (WFP), last year, to reduce anaemia among children by providing fortified rice in MDM, in Gajapati district. In a mid-level survey undertaken by WFP, it was found that the anaemia levels of children consuming fortified rice went down by three to four per cent, said WFP Advocacy Officer Manmeet Kaur. Hunger in the news Nutrition School Meals India rice fortification school feeding Local hunger in the news Asia The New Indian Express Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:29:37 +0000 WFP 644014 at https://www.wfp.org World Food Day 2014: 442 days remaining to achieve the Millennium Development Goals https://www.wfp.org/content/world-food-day-2014-442-days-remaining-achieve-millennium-development-goals Torben Due, Country Director India, WFP writes about India and the Zero Hunger Challenge. Hunger in the news India Local hunger in the news Asia Thomson Reuters Foundation Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:46:29 +0000 WFP 643702 at https://www.wfp.org WFP India: World Food Day 2014 https://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-india-world-food-day-2014 Torben Due, Country Director India on World Food Day 2014 Development Operation (DEV) WFP in Action Statement India English Local Asia Video stories Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:28:22 +0000 WFP 643697 at https://www.wfp.org Hungry Planet episode 38 https://www.wfp.org/videos/hungry-planet-episode-38 In rural India the Courage Brigade helps women to tackle a range of issues affecting their lives from sanitation to violence. Family farmers in Jordan have boosted their resilience by attending farmers' training courses. In South Sudan swamped roads are blocking humanitarian trucks on a route vital for food delivery. Stories India Jordan South Sudan English Africa Asia Middle East Video stories Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 643699 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Head Visits India To Address Asia Pacific Consultation On Family Farming https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-head-visits-india-address-asia-pacific-consultation-family-farming CHENNAI/DELHI – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin arrives in Chennai, India, on 7 August 2014, for a one-day visit that will focus on the importance of family farming in achieving a zero hunger world. Journalists ED - E.Cousin India Asia Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:38:24 +0000 WFP 642581 at https://www.wfp.org Indian TV Personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande Appointed WFP Celebrity Partner https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/indian-tv-personality-uma-ghosh-deshpande-appointed-wfp-celebrity-partner High resolution photo available at http://we.tl/hjI9PPhsxA ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger, recently appointed Indian TV personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande as a Celebrity Partner. This echoes Uma’s commitment to support WFP in its work through her shows and network. WFP Ambassadors India Asia Ambassadors & Celebrities Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:22:30 +0000 WFP 640634 at https://www.wfp.org WFP India Partners With State Government Of Kerala To Improve Targeted Public Distribution System https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/india-wfp-partners-state-government-kerala-targeted-public-distribution-system-ref WFP is working to help the Government of India make the world’s largest food distribution system more efficient and transparent. Kerala is the second state to endorse WFP’s “best practice” recommendations. Development Operation (DEV) Preventing Hunger India Local Asia Capacity Building Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:41:11 +0000 WFP 640373 at https://www.wfp.org