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Malnutrition Burden in India Remains High, Nutrition Profiles of 640 Districts Reveal (Mint)

Dec 15, 2017

India’s leading business daily, Mint, published a report on state-wise nutritional profiles recently released by IFPRI. The report mentioned how there is tremendous inter-state and inter-district variability. The article quoted IFPRI-SAO’s Purnima Menon who explained child wasting is extremely widespread across India, with 487 districts where more than 15% of children suffer from it. Child wasting under five slightly increased over time at the national level, Menon added.