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The report of WHO Mapping of Indian CSOs for Prevention and Control of NCD is now available.

The report of WHO Mapping of Indian Civil Society Organisations for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases is now available.   Key highlights include:
Resourcing and lack of coordination are the top challenges for CSO response to NCDs in the country

State level CSOs are more enthusiastic about collective actionCSOs outside the health sector have interest, experience and potential to contribute to the NCD responseCapacity building is the priority for younger CSOs, while those with more years of experience prefer advocacy for policy change.The report also lends insights into the specific sub streams in the CSO movement (by NCDs, risk factors and related issues) that you may find relevant to your respective areas of work. Healthy India Alliance ,(Nada India is governing board member ) helped to disseminate survey and gather response.
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State government foisted ‘criminal cases’ on women demanding closure of wine shops in residential areas...

Hundreds of women staged a hunger strike in front of the Prakasam Bhavan here on Monday demanding closure of all liquor shops on the national and State highways following the Supreme Court’s order in letter and spirit.

Leading the protest, National Federation of Indian Women State general secretary P. Durga Bhavani said it was unfortunate that the State government had issued a notification to change the nomenclature of the highways into district major roads to circumvent the court’s order passed to prevent road mishaps.

Instead of restricting liquor shops, the State government foisted ‘criminal cases’ on women demanding closure of wine shops in residential areas, she lamented.

Noting that campaigns against HIV/AIDS and smoking had paid dividends, NFIW State president V. Jayalakshmi said a similar campaign against liquor should be undertaken by the government sincerely to wean away people from the vice.

When States like Bihar and Gujarat could implement prohibition what prevented Chief Min…

Alcohol has been kept out of the purview of GST... read more about its impact...?

According to Mr. Dev Bhushan Kalra,Chartered Accountant, author of book“Not Everything On G.S.T Just Definitions ”,the alcohol for human consumption has been kept out of the purview of Good Services Tax due to two major reasons. First, a constitutional amendment would be needed to be made for the same. Second, it is one of the most revenue generating activity in the States.  To understand the impact of GST on alcohol, we need to differentiate between the internal and the external factors that may drive the price of alcohol with the onset of GST. The internal factors are the supply chain and the existing laws that govern the manufacture and sale of alcohol. Since GST as on date has kept alcohol output out, hence the existing law provisions will apply. Thus no or little change would accrue as this is what is happening today (before GST). What is interesting is that the inputs for the same are now in the purview. This is what the external factors are. Changes in the tax slab of raw materia…

Healing process starts once you take away the alcohol & bring people together: Suneel Vatsyayan,

Healing process starts once you take away the alcohol & bring people together: Suneel Vatsyayan, Founder NADA India Foundation
#UdtaBihar
Udta Bihar: Huge spike in substance abuse, alcohol bootlegging year after ban The India Today investigation discovered Bihar might just be going the Udta Punjab way, with alcohol prohibition opening new floodgates to addiction. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-today-exclusive-investigation-udta-bihar-black-marketing-alcohol-drugs-ban/1/968459.html

Nada India has transformed us to become SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR...

IFIM B School Social Immersion Program @ Nada India Foundation
It was great learning experience.Learned a lot from this NGO.
This NGO has transformed us to become SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR..
At last I am really thankful to Suneel Vatsyayan & IFIM B School, Bangalore for giving us opportunity to work with Nada India Foundation..... Mayank Kothari 

I have learned lot of things in these days.It was a great opportunity to work with these people.I have applied my theoretical knowledge in practice.I have worked with females of that village and observed how much they are unaware about their surroundings and i tried for their 
upliftment.
Thank you and Regards
Pankhudi
In these 10 days volunteering with Nada India I have learnt about non-communicable diseases. It was a great learning experience . In that I was given a chance to be a social entrepreneur which lead to apply my  theoretical knowledge practically .Akshay Mehta

Suneel sir,
  I would like to thank you for the support which you gave us during t…

Reviewing the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017....

Amba Salelkar
The Mental Healthcare Act was recently notified in the Official Gazette after being passed by both th houses of Parliament. The Act seeks to change the way we treat mental health and ensure that our law is in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The Act is quite comprehensive and establishes new procedures and authorities for its implementation. These may take time to set up and receive the budgets that are warranted to ensure their effectiveness – which is why the impact of the law may not be immediate. Even so, we can look at the letter of the law and understand what we can look forward to and what we should be aware of.
What's good
The Act, under Chapter V ensures that all persons shall have the right to access mental healthcare and treatment from mental health services run or funded by the Government. This means that you can walk into any Government-run mental health service in your locality (or in a neighboring one, if no…

Punjab minister marks probe in de-addiction centers

Chandigarh, Mar 31 (PTI) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra today marked an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the functioning of de-addiction and rehabilitation centers in the state.
He directed Health Secretary H....
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/punjab-minister-marks-probe-in-de-addiction-centers/1/917763.html