ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Tamil Nadu: ICDS with a Difference

Tamil Nadu's noon meal programme has evolved via the successful intervention of twin pressures - political will that ensured budgetary provision for the programme and the widespread demand for it from below. Several nutrition-oriented programmes have now expanded to cover groups such as pregnant and nursing mothers, old age pensioners, widows and the destitute. The need is now to create a "nutrition literate" populace, i e, foster an awareness of non-food factors that in several ways influence behaviours and attitudes related to food.

Measurement of Gender Differences Using Anthropometry

Using Anthropometry Anuradha Khati Rajivan The issue of gender differences is no longer marginal in development debates. UNDP's Human Development Reports for 1995 and 1996 contribute significantly by ranking of countries not only by Human Development Index (HDI), but also by the engendered and Gender-Related Development Index (GDI) and Gender Employment Measure (GEM). It is suggested here that there is considerable suffering, limitation of choice and inequality even without waiting for the final, stark outcome of premature death a dimension which can be captured using anthropometric data. This method allows assessing inequalities within households, and in particular, examining separately the well-being of some of its members (e g, females), and doing so well before death, not only at the overall national level, but also by sub-national regions and ethnic groups.
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