Mukesh Kejriwal

MukeshKejariwal-OP-fellow.jpgSpecial Correspondent
Dainik Jagran
Based in Delhi, Mukesh writes on issues of health and internal security. Under the POSHAN fellowship, he will write on government schemes and underprivileged communities with a focus on the two big states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Controversy over Folic Acid tablets ?
Very soon school girls in all Indian states will be distributed a blue tablet. This program is also set to take off in some schools of Delhi, India’s national capital. The government says that with the distribution of Iron and Folic Acid tablets, the health of girls would be fortified.

Ignoring nutritional security

The Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh might have conveniently forgotten that half of the children in the country are not getting proper nutrition despite the fact that he himself called this situation a national shame.

Less than 20 per cent kids getting regular meals at Anganwadi centres

The main target of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) was to provide proper meals to children and save them.


Malnutrition in kids: Who is responsible?

More than 13 lakh Anganwadi centres in the country can play an important role in taking care of the needs of children below six years in age.


Only 2.25 lakh pregnant women received govt assistance

According to ministry documents, in the last three years Rs 1430 cr were released under the CMB scheme but in reality not even Rs 300 crore reached the real needy population.

Corruption can gobble up Rs 1 lakh crore

Unless appropriate steps are taken to ensure transparency and accountability in the ambitious Anganwadi Scheme of the Indian government, the prevailing ‘corruption’ can gobble up around 1 lakh Indian rupees

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