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  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. “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.
  4. 4. (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 :  Dirty Environment  Lack of Sound Sleep and Rest  Negligence of Children  Bodily diseases  Heavy work  Lack of Exercise and Games
  5. 5. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 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).
  6. 6. To determine the clear concept of Right to Food as a Fundamental Right. 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.
  7. 7. 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 undernourished 1. More than half of all preschoolers, and 75 % suffer from iron deficiency anemia. 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 malnutrition.
  8. 8.  SHORT-TERM STRATEGY:  Nutrition and health programs and policies  Effectively address the main nutrition problems.  Combined efforts with action.  Strong monitoring and evaluation.  Research can identify gaps .  Additional research.  Focused on states, districts,& communities  Increase attention to girls and women health.
  9. 9. LONG TERM STRATEGY : 1. Policymakers should work on economic growth & poverty reduction policy. 2. Strong partnership b/w National agencies
  10. 10. 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 malnutrition.
  11. 11. We can contact : Non profitable government organisation . Old age homes. Orphanage. Religious places.
  12. 12.  We have to appoint some responsible people for this purpose who will be keenly dedicated towards their job towards the country.  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 social cause.
  13. 13. http://www.littlemag.com/hunger/shiv2.html http://www.alertnet.org/db/an_art/52132/2008/07/7-105403- 1.htm 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. http://www.littlemag.com/hunger/shiv2.html http://www.indiatogether.org/2007/apr/chi-nutrition.htm. Gujarat, by contrast with Manipur, tends towards a low general status of women and has a significant tribal population who are illiterate and marginalised.