Progress in Reducing Child Under-Nutrition (Sunny Jose and K S Hari, Economic and Political Weekly, 17 January 2015)


Evaluating the Social Orientation of the Integrated Child Development Services Programme (Economic and Political Weekly, Vani K Borooah, Dilip Diwakar, and Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal, 15 March 2014)

‘Make Right to Health a Law in Poll Manifestos’ (Business Line, 14 March 2014)

2014: The Year We Defeat Child Hunger? (The Guardian, Stuart Gillespie, 14 March 2014)

Supplementary Nutrition Programme (Press Information Bureau, 21 Feb 2014)

Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Programme (Press Information Bureau, 21 Feb 2014)

National Food Security Act a landmark legislation, says IMF (The Economic Times, 20 Feb 2014)

Women and child ministry gets Rs.21,000 crore in budget (Business Standard, 17th Feb 2014)

Centre Expects Dip in Underweight Children (The Times of India, 11th Feb 2014)

‘Keep child rights in poll manifesto’ (Times of India, 24 Jan 2014)

Understanding Anganwadis (Namrata Bhat,The Indian Economist, 10 January)


Decade saw maternal deaths decline (Subodh Verma, Times of India, 28 December 2013)

'Packaged food cannot replace freshly cooked food for kids' (Payal Gwalani, Times of India 18 Dec 2013)

Energy Rich Food to Children under ICDS (Press Information Bureau 16 Dec 2013)

Buildings for Anganwadi Centres (Press Information Bureau 16 Dec 2013)13.40 Lakh Anganwadi Centres in the Country (Press Information Bureau 16 Dec 2013)

Children’s Rights to Food: Constitutional, Legal Protection and Nutritional Empowerment (Dr Vandana Prasad, Journal of National Human Rights Commission, December 2013)

Decade saw maternal deaths decline (Subodh Verma, Times of India, 28 December 2013)

‘Treat severe malnutrition at home’ (Jyotsna Singh, Down to Earth, Print Edition: 31 December 2013)

13.40 Lakh Anganwadi Centres in the Country (Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 16 December 2013)

Global Hunger Index (Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 13 December 2013)

$17.5 bn global investment needed for optimal breastfeeding: Report (Zee News, 11 December 2013)

Low awareness on breastfeeding not restricted to poor: Montek (Business Standard, 10 December 2013)

8 Lakh Infants Die Every Year Due to Inadequate Breastfeeding (Indian Express, 10 December 2013)

Breastfeeding is a good investment for government (, 9 December 2013)

Scheme fails to reach one-third of kids in Maharashtra (Daily News & Analysis, 16 November 2013)

Chidren's Day Special - No Anganwadi for homeless (Daily News & Analysis 14 November 2013)

Tamil Nadu Anganwadis in poor state: Study by Thozhamai and CRY (The Hindu 6 November 2013)

Mother's milk is a baby's birthright, collector says (Times of India 31 October 2013)

Stunting among Children: Facts and Implications (Diane Coffey, Angus Deaton, Jean Dreze, Dean Spears, and Alessandro Tarozzi, Economic and Political Weekly, 24 August 2013)

Deaths of unnamed children: Malnutrition and Destitution among Adivasis in Kerala (Clifton D' Rozario, May 2013)

Kuposhit Bachpan (Hindi)


India Sees Children Dying as $2 Billion Program Proves Defective (Andrew MacAskill and Mehul Srivastava, Bloomberg, 18 December 2012)

Overworked ICDS workers on measly pay (The Times of India, 27 November 2012)

India's big chance (Samar Halarnkar, Hindustan Times, 21 November 2012)

Serving up a better alternative for mother and child (Poongothai Aladi Aruna, The Hindu, 30 November 2012)

Statement of concern by Alliance Against Conflicts of Interests condemning the government's association with Nestle's creating shared value forum | Related letter to Sonia Gandhi

Maternal, infant and young child nutrition (Agenda item 13.3, 65th World Health Assembly, 26 May 2012) 

Stealing from the mouths of babes (Kathyayini Chamaraj, Infochange, June 2012)

Flagships adrift (Jayati Ghosh, Frontline, Volume 29, Issue 8, 21 April - 4 May 2012)

Note on Community based Malnutrition Management - The SPANDAN Model (Seema and Prakash, Khandwa District, Madhya Pradesh, March 2012)

Falling between two stools: Operational inconsistencies between ICDS and NRHM in the management of severe malnutrition (Vandana Prasad, Dipa Sinha and S Sridhar, Indian Pediatrics, Volume 49 - 16 March 2012)

How rural kitchen pays (Richard Mahapatra, Down to Earth, 15 March 2012)

Hidden Hunger? (Jyotika Sood, Down to Earth, 29 February 2012)

An organisational problem (Renu Pokhrana, Livemint, 25 January 2012)


Anatomy of child starvation deaths (Kathyayini Chamaraj, Infochange, November 2011)

Crocodile tears for the children (Vatsala Vedantam, Deccan Herald, 9 December 2011)

Malnutrition and ICDS (Editorial, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 46, Issue 12) 


Faltering badly at the last mile (KumKum Dasgupta, Hindustan Times, 4 November 2010)

Why isn't India's economic growth improving its shocking levels of child malnutrition? (Institute of Development Studies)



The Hidden Hunger behind India's Huge Success (Matt Wade, The Canberra Times, 21 March 2009)


As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists (Somini Sengupte, The New York Times, 12 March 2008)

Why are Children Starving in a Booming India? (Stephanie Nolen, Globe and Mail, 21 March 2008)

Childhood on hold (Vandana Prasad and Dipa Sinha, The Hindu, 21 September 2008)

An Undernourished Programme (Sonu Jain, Indian Express, 24 January 2008 )

ICDS gets packaged food for the malnourished (Savvy Soumya Mishra, DOWN TO EARTH VOL 16 ,NO 20, 05 March 2008 )

Renuka pushes for pre-cooked meal, Plan panel says no, open to misuse (Ritu Sarin, Indian Express, 16 March 2008)

Lead Editorial (Hindustan Times, 18 March 2008)

Renuka faces House steam over pre-cooked meal scheme (Express News Service, 18 March 2008)

"Contractors? That means pilferage" Outlook Interviews Montek Ahluwalia (Outlook)

Too many Cooks (Business Standard, 20 March 2008)

No package deal (Ranjib Dasgupta and Rama V. Baru, 18 March 2008)

Cold Comfort (The Times of India, 18 March 2008)

Dont serve biscuits in anganwadis: Amartya Sen (Sreelatha Menon, 18 March 2008)

India tries new ways to reach its underfed children (Jonathan Allen, Reuters, 18 March 2008)

Hot Food, Cold Junk (Deccan Chronicle Editorial, 24 March 2008)

Biscuit Lunch (Anuradha Raman)

PM Opposes Packaged Food for School kids (Nitin Sethi, TNN, 15 March 2008)

Biscuit Firms Tweak Plan to sell wares (Nitin Sethi, TNN, 24 March 2008)

Midday Meals: Welfare by Rote, not reason (Mrinal Pande, Hindustan Times)

ICDS Scheme: Presenting Innovative Panaroma [28 November]

Dying of Hunger (Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta, Frontline, Volume 25-Issue 22:: Oct 25-Nov 7, 2008)

Full Meal or Package Deal? (Rama Baru, Rajib Dasgupta, Mita Deshpande, Aparna Mohanty, Economic and Political Weekly, 14 June 2008)

Breast-fed kids smarter (Kounteya Sinha, The Times of India, 7 May 2008)


Strategies for Children Under Six (Economic and Political Weekly, 29 December 2007)

Reducing Child Malnutrition: Thailand Experience (1977-86) Samir Garg and Sulakshana Nandi (Adivasi Adhikar Samiti, Koriya, Chhattisgarh) (2007)

Malnourishment among Children in India: a Regional Analysis (K. R. G. Nair, Economic and Political Weekly, 15 September 2007)

Contempt action dropped against four Chief Secretaries (Hindu, 31 August 2007)

The Republic of Hunger: A series of reports from NDTV

Rampant corruption in ICDS scheme in UP (Sutapa Deb, Varanasi, 23 January 2007)

India grapples with hunger pangs (Nandurbar, Rayagada, Mumbai, 23 January 2007)

MP anganwadis provide nutritious food (Rubina Khan Shapoo, Shivpuri, 24 January 2007)

Jharkhand 'forgets' the hungry (Tisha Srivastav Jharkhand, 25 January 2007)

Claustrophobic aanganwadis for poor kids (Mohuya Chaudhuri, New Delhi, 25 January 2007)

ICDS scheme: A success story from TN (Uma Sudhir, Kanchipuram, 25 January 2007)

Brave woman makes ICDS work (Radhika Bordia, Bigga, 26 January 2007)

Malnutrition a reality in Mumbai (Radhika Bordia, Mumbai, 29 January 2007)

Malnutrition on the rise in Chhattisgarh (Mohuya Chaudhuri, Chattisgarh, 30 January 2007)

Mitanins a cadre of hope in Chhattisgarh (Mohuya Chaudhuri, Rokda, 30 January 2007)

Corruption in ICDS schemes (Supriya Sharma, Nandurbar, January 31) 2007


The paradox that is Rajasthan (Vimala Ramachandran Hindu, 19 January 2006)

Infant Survival and Development: an unprecedented opportunity (Paper submitted to Planning Commission, Government of India, 26 December 2006)

Joint Statement on Infant and Young Child Feeding (20 December 2006)

Investing in our children (Hindu editorial, 30 December 2006)

India Prosperity Creates Paradox; Many Children Are Fat, Even More Are Famished (Somini Sengupta New York Times, 30 December 2006)

India has failed in childcare and nutrition, says Amartya Sen (Parul Sharma Hindu, 20 December 2006)

Gaping holes in child development scheme (Indian Express, 19 December 2006)

India's Children Deserve Better (Chetan Chauhan Hindustan Times, 19 December 2006)

India's future goes to bed hungry (Sanchita Sharma Hindustan Times, 18 December 2006)

Govt makes a meal (Nidhi Sharma Times of India, 18 December 2006)

Children under six - out of the spotlight (Jean Drèze Hindu, 20 October 2006)

The entitlement of every Indian child (Nirmala Lakshman Hindu, 17 August 2006)

Kids steeped in hunger, while officials fiddle Sachin Jain (2006)

Hundred and twenty- ninth report of the committee on petitions (Committee on petitions, Rajya Sabha (2006) on institutionalisation of ICDS as a Department of MHRD and regularisation of Anganwadi workers) (17 May 2006)

ICDS and Persistent Undernutrition: Strategies to enhance the impact (Michele Gragnolati et. al Economic and Political Weekly, March 25, 2006)

Child Malnutriton and Gender discrimination in South Asia (Santosh Mehrotra Economic and Political Weekly, March 11, 2006)

Feed babies when they are born (Arun Gupta Civil Society, February 2006) 


The Unfulfilled Potential of the ICDS (C.P. Chandrashekhar and Jayati Ghosh MacroSan, 21 March 2005)

Young Children's Well-being: A Public Concern Dipa Sinha

Struggle for their rights (Kathyayini Chamaraj Hindu Magazine, 4 December 2005)

Footsoldiers ask for a Better Deal (Kathyayini Chamaraj, 20 November 2005)

The unsung heroines of India (Jayati Ghosh Frontline, 17 June 2005)

Resolution of the National Convention on Regularisation of ICDS (New Delhi, April 26 2005)

Comments on ICDS Budget, 2005-06 HAQ: Centre for Child Rights (2005) 

A Study of the ICDS in Madhya Pradesh [Hindi] (Sachin Jain et al, 2005) 

Children in Danger: Malnutrition deaths in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh (Sachin Jain, 2005) 


Child Malnutrition (Shanti Ghosh Economic and Political Weekly, October 2, 2004)

Literature Survey on the ICDS [DRAFT] Antara Haldar (2004) 

Discrimination of Forest Village (Sanjay Vijayvergiya, 2004) 

Exclusion of tribals from welfare schemes: Case of Kol Community (Kusum and Kanchuki, 2004) 

Azra Khan (2004) Violation of Right to food among migrant workers in UP

Violation of Right to food in Bairach, UP (FIAN-UP, 2004) 

Food Security of small UP farmers (U K Sinha, 2004) 

Living on the edge (V B Rawat, 2004) 

Musahars: Tale of untold miseries (V B Rawat, 2004) 


Household Food Security and Integrated Child Development Services in India Brinda Vishwanathan (2003)

Joint Committee report on corruption in SGRY in Sundargarh District, Orissa (Bikash Das, 2003) 

Preliminary Report on Starvation Deaths in Madhepura, Bihar (Pushpendra Kumar Singh, Pramod Kumar Singh, and Lajwanti Jha, 2003) 

The Death of 18 Children due to hunger and disease in Sonbadhra, UP (Roma, Ajay Pathak and Vibha Vohra (2003)

Survey of ICDS in Koriya District, Chhattisgarh (ActionAid, 2003) 


NFHS Bulletin: Women's Education can Improve Child Nutrition in India (Indian Institute of Population Studies (February 2000)