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Gujarat: Oppn corners govt over malnutrition, CM says ‘committed to eliminate it’

As per the details provided by the state government to different starred questions raised by Congress MLAs, out of the total 1,42,142 malnourished children, 1,18,041 are underweight and 24,101 children are with “very low weight”.

Teen pregnancy major challenge in India, strongly linked to child stunting: Study

Although marriage before 18 years is illegal in India, the 2016 National Family and Health Survey (NFHS)-4 revealed that 27 per cent of girls are married before their 18th birthday and further, 31 per cent of married Indian women give birth by the age of 18.


TISS study in Palghar on children under six yrs: 59% children stunted, 53% underweight

Between April and June 2017, the school of health systems studies at TISS surveyed 375 tribal hutments with children aged under six, including 166 boys and 209 girls, in Vikramgad block of Palghar district.

Why lower socio-economic inequality holds key to reducing malnutrition

More than two-thirds of India’s 640 districts, mainly in north and central India, have high to very high levels of stunting.

Every fourth child has stunted growth in India’s 10 most-populous cities: report

The prevalence of stunting ranged from 14.8 per cent in Chennai to an alarming 30.6 per cent in Delhi, revealed the study

India’s children need a better deal

For a country that aims to be a regional power, the data on child nutrition confirms that the situation is abysmal. Save for Bihar, six of the seven states with the highest incidence of stunting, for example, are ruled by the BJP or the BJP and its allies – Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar.


The link between food inflation and malnutrition, plotted for Andhra

Between 2002 and 2006, the proportion of wasting in children in Andhra fell from 19% to 18%.

Poor Chhattisgarh district is now a textbook success story

Self-Help Groups linked to government schemes see Oraon women running farms, working as contractors, driving autorickshaws in impoverished Surguja

After fortified salt,fortified midday meals to fight malnutrition

As the government struggles to incorporate nutritional aspects in the proposed right to food legislation.