Is malnutrition in India a myth?5 min read 16 May 2013, 03:48 PM IST
Some commentators dismiss the seriousness of India’s nutritional crisis as it fails to account for genetic differences
With one in two children malnourished in India, child malnutrition is considered to be among the biggest challenges facing the country. But are these figures highly exaggerated? The answer is a resounding yes, according to Columbia University economist Arvind Panagariya, who believes that the international standards used to measure nutritional attainments of Indian children are inappropriate, as they fail to account for “genetic differences".
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