Panchayats To Help Implement Rural Nutrition Programmes

The schedule of the nutrition week programme was also launched. Special gram sabha on nutrition would be held in all 4,423 panchayat from September-October this year. Releasing the guidelines for conducting a gram sabha, principal secretary of panchayati raj department, L Khiangte, said, “As part of the module, a two hour-long gram sabha of grassroots level functionaries of ICDS, health, education and drinking water and sanitation will be held till October. The agenda of the sabha will be impact of malnutrition; status of malnutrition and anaemia in the respective gram panchayat; interventions to reduce malnutrition; and open discussion.” He added that each gram panchayat would develop an action plan to bring down the number of undernourished children and anaemic women. State chief of Unicef Job Zachariah said, “Around 45% of deaths of children below five years can be attributed to malnutrition as per the medical journal Lancet.
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Mead Johnson Nutrition Takes Over #238 Spot From Progressive

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In the case of Mead Johnson Nutrition Co ( NYSE: MJN ), the market cap is now $15.19 billion, versus Progressive Corp. ( NYSE: PGR ) at $15.05 billion. Below is a chart of Mead Johnson Nutrition Co versus Progressive Corp. plotting their respective size rank within the S&P 500 over time (MJN plotted in blue; PGR plotted in green): Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of MJN vs. PGR: Another reason market capitalization is important is where it places a company in terms of its size tier in relation to peers much like the way a mid-size sedan is typically compared to other mid-size sedans (and not SUVs). This can have a direct impact on which mutual funds and ETFs are willing to own the stock.
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