What explains India’s high child malnutrition rates?4 min read 07 Jun 2017, 11:34 AM IST
Apart from poverty, factors like dietary issues, poor sanitation and low social status of women are the likely reasons for high child malnutrition in India, says a study
With one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world, India has won notoriety as one of the nutritional basket cases of the world over the past few years. Although India has witnessed significant progress in its battle against child malnutrition over the past decade, the progress has been quite uneven, and child malnutrition rates still remain high in many parts of the country, data from the latest round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) shows.
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