Today in India, most of the people are busy in self-development to cater their family needs, or to achieve personal goals or to fulfill their needs and wants developing within and the country in itself is in rapid transition of so called developing nations.
India being the second most populous country after China and having higher young aged group, and in turn is helping in nation’s development as we see.
On one side are the infrastructure developments, betterment and compulsion in education, IT growth, Power and Energy sector etc. are trying to cater the general and specific needs and on the other hand every step taken to eradicate poverty, malnutrition and diseases etc., but the supply demand factor has never been met till date.
Being a populous country, it’s always hard for the government and the polices which are being done to cater the needs of the people.
In our country, we see growth, revamp in policies, developments and new sectors emerging up and on the other hand we also have one of the richest billionaires in the world who are trying to make India’s future bright thereby bringing large scale projects and catering employment to the people but are these the only things that we are concerned about or by involving our self in constructing our country, have we really forgotten to the most essence value which are the biggest hurdle and never been solved yet.
In India, around 46 per cent of all children below the age of three are too small for their age, 47 per cent are underweight and at least 16 per cent are wasted. Many of these children are severely malnourished.
Malnutrition in children is not affected by food intake alone; it is also influenced by access to health services, quality of care for the child and pregnant mother as well as good hygiene practices. Girls are more at risk of malnutrition than boys because of their lower social status.
1 in 3 of the world’s malnourished children lives in India
Malnutrition limits development and the capacity to learn. It also costs lives: about 50 per cent of all childhood deaths are attributed to malnutrition
Despite health improvements over the last thirty years, lives continue to be lost to early childhood diseases, inadequate newborn care and childbirth-related causes. More than two million children die every year from preventable infections.
An estimated 400,000 children under five years of age die each year due to diarrhea.
Several million more suffer from multiple episodes of diarrhea and still others fall ill on account of Hepatitis A, enteric fever, intestinal worms and eye and skin infections caused by poor hygiene and unsafe drinking water.
Unhygienic practices and unsafe drinking water are some of its main causes. More than 122 million households in the country are without toilets. Even though toilets are built in about 3 million households every year, the annual rate of increase has been a low 1 per cent in the past decade.
The lack of toilets also affects girls’ school attendance. Of India’s 700,000 rural primary and upper primary schools, only one in six have toilets, deterring children – especially girls – from going to school.
Access to protected sources of drinking water has improved dramatically over the years. Most rural water supply systems, especially the hand-pumps generally used by the poor, are using groundwater. But inadequate maintenance and neglect of the environment around water sources has led to increasing levels of groundwater pollution. In many areas, the problem is exacerbated by falling levels of groundwater, mainly caused by increasing extraction for irrigation.
For India to remain a stronger, healthier and an effective immune system, we already know the major concerns happening around, it’s all about the awareness and how one best uses the natural resources around.
As we know water borne diseases are the most affected onto the country till date, firstly one should see that the water which is already inadequately supplied should be optimized in consumption. There should be regular filtering system done at every village and a dedicated person who would thereby check the system which are running in process and thereby providing employment to the rural villagers too.
Government should step into see that water with best immune is accessible to all people even in rural areas. Also the general awareness by the people in proper consumption of water, thereby the deficit which is seen in many places get cordon off.
It’s also essential that rain water harvesting techniques are applied; thereby the water can be recirculated and used for other general purposes.
As we know it’s not only dependent on water consumption, but essentially toilets are made feasible in every village, thereby reducing the risk of contaminating the water and the soil thereby reduction in spreading of diseases.
When it comes to the malnutrition, government has already stepped in basic free education, free meals, 1Rs kg scheme etc. (which are still with low nutrition values) but it’s also important to see and reach those who are still yet to avail these benefits and until every rural part is not catered, we won’t find the change in percentage reduction of the same.
The government, however, has largely failed in both areas. Two big, expensive schemes designed to reduce malnutrition—a public distribution system (PDS) that provides subsidized food to the poor and a vast midday-meal scheme, to which 120m schoolchildren are signed up—are hampered by inefficiency and corruption. But the government’s main effort to tackle child malnutrition, the Integrated Childhood Development Service (ICDS), has failed for rather different reasons.
Malnourishment is also seen in rich families too, due to poor feeding practices which in modern societies are being practiced. In fact it makes the baby poorer and malnourished in health.
For a country to develop its not essential the physical, technical things only develop or cater human needs but it’s important to cater the needs of the poorer, young new born babies who are the future Indian and the mothers who cannot afford to see their child getting malnourished.
Change in society thinking is the must, wherein every other is available in helping the needy ones.
Afforestation thereby reducing the area of jungle due to inhabitation, has also seen drastic change in weather, thereby floods and droughts at places, uneven and unseasonal rain making crops to die and producing less nutrition value has also made the intake of food that we are consuming less nutrient.
Government should create disincentives of unhealthy products and thereby concentrating on the healthy products which will help in nation’s immune system.
Education plays a major role and every distinctive part of health and immune system should be introduced in the curriculum
Workplaces should give general awareness on health issues and needs to create a healthy atmosphere there by reducing risk in heart diseases, obesity and stress management conflicts.
Food and beverages manufacture should more concentrate on the products which are helpful to maintain the serenity among the individuals.
It’s the responsible of every citizen and the politicians, wherein uprooting of corruption is necessary, and then only we can have well-nourished country.
NGO’s are the one who should always be there to bridge the gap between developments, policies, government and the private sector, thereby providing a healthy atmosphere in catering the needs of the people.
At the end to reduce the gap between supply and demand and to increase in better efficient health and immune environment in the country, it’s important that every part of genre and group work efficiently and honestly towards the development of the country thereby keeping in mind the needy who really require help either in food, education or employment. Then we can say that we have produced an health, risk free, immune environment in our country.
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