Launching a war against malnutrition3 min read 20 May 2014, 06:15 PM IST
The problem is unlikely to be solved by government action alone
With almost every second child stunted in the country, India is virtually a nutritional basket case. Despite making giant strides in reducing poverty and hunger over the past two decades, India has struggled to combat child under-nutrition. India’s malnutrition burden arises from a long history of flawed policy choices and deep-rooted gender inequality, which the new government must address if it is serious about the fight against malnutrition.
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