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Budget Cuts Will Prevent India’s Main Child Nutrition Program From Paying Health Workers Into 2016, Minister Says

Reuters: India’s budget cuts hurt fight against malnutrition: Gandhi
“India’s main program to fight child malnutrition has been hit by budget cuts that make it difficult to pay wages of millions of health workers, a cabinet minister said on Monday in a rare public criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies. … Maneka Gandhi, the women and child welfare minister who oversees a scheme to feed more than 100 million poor people, said the current budget was only enough to pay salaries of her 2.7 million health workers until January…” (Kalra/MacAskill, 10/19).

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