The Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI) has announced its collaboration with the Ministry of Ayush on possible standards for ayurvedic ahaar, or traditional ayurvedic foods, as a separate category.
A first-of-its-kind study has found that despite the increased use and expansion of a flagship government child nutrition programme in India, it has not resulted in significant progress for those who need it most.
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