Fundamental Insights of Malnutrition in India

  • Arati Jadhav
  • Anupama Devkatte
Keywords: Malnutrition, economic, Child Malnutrition, hunger

Abstract

India is now facing very serious problems like childhood malnutrition. India is continuously working and getting success in various fields like economics, export, startups, businesses, and technology, etc. But still, India is having the highest child malnutrition in the world. Malnutrition is of various types like underweight, overweight, stunted growth of children, and so on. The government is starting many programs and schemes to tackle such types of problems but as per the expectations, it is not working. According to data provided by ‘Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019’ report authored by the Government of India there is a small improvement but it’s not sufficient to complete the target of “Zero Hunger” and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age. The government of India is taking different initiatives to reduce malnutrition like Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) especially for lactating and pregnant mothers and children, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDM), National Food Security Mission, etc.

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Fundamental Insights of Malnutrition in India
Published
2020-05-31
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Jadhav A, Devkatte A. Fundamental Insights of Malnutrition in India. FASJ [Internet]. 2020May31 [cited 2021Nov.27];1(01):4-. Available from: https://fasj.org/index.php/fasj/article/view/2
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