Anaemia in children on the rise in India; 72.7% under-5 kids in rural Madhya Pradesh anaemic

According to the National Family Health Survey-5 (2020-21) released today, child nutrition indicators have slightly improved in rural India, but anaemia continues to be a concern. In Rajasthan, stunting has decreased from 40.8% in NFHS-4 to 32.6% in NFHS-5. However, 72.4% of rural kids are anaemic.

With National Education Policy mandate, Odisha bats for mother tongue of tribals

The new National Education Policy lays emphasis on imparting teaching in mother tongue in primary classes. But when the language-base of Odisha’s adivasi communities is as diverse as 21 spoken languages further divided into 74 dialects, the task appears to be quite onerous.

School enrolment fell during pandemic: Annual Status of Education Report

The percentage of rural children who were not enrolled in school doubled during the pandemic, with Government schools seeing an increase in enrolment at the expense of private schools, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2021. Over a third of children enrolled in Classes 1 and 2…

We mustn’t ignore a big crisis of education staring us in the face

The majority of students need a year to recover learning losses.To make matters worse, too many states are pressing teachers hard to test children and continue with the current class syllabus. Unless there is a sharp and quick change in the dispositions and actions of our states, we can anticipate…

UNICEF concerns about learning loss among Indian Children during Pandemic, says UNICEF India Representative Yasumasa Kimura

UNICEF India Representative Yasumasa Kimura said that children in India facing a learning crisis and the future of an entire generation is at risk. To seize out this crisis, UNICEF India today unveiled a symbolic ‘pandemic classroom’ installation in observance of Children’s day in India