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Stunting in children declined in past decade: Report

In Uttar Pradesh, 50.4 per cent children malnourished, the highest in the country

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

Stunting in children declined in past decade: Report

Stunting among children in the country declined in the past decade - between 2005 to 2014 - but still exceeds levels observed in countries at similar income levels, the 'India Health Report on Nutrition' showed.

The report, jointly prepared by the Public health Foundation of India and International Food Policy Research Institute, was released on Thursday and is based on secondary data furnished by National Health Surveys, Poverty Estimates and so on. On stunting, the report showed that it had declined by 2.3 per cent during the period.

"The rate of improvement in nutritional status has not kept pace with India's significant gains in economic prosperity and agricultural productivity during recent decades," the report said. In Uttar Pradesh, 50.4 per cent children malnourished, the highest in the country.

A second report called as the 'Global Nutrition Report-2015' also released by the same groups on Thursday showed that India is on track to meet two of eight global targets on nutrition by significantly improved its nutrition performance in the past 10 years.

In Uttar Pradesh, 50.4 per cent children malnourished, the highest in the country.

A second report called as the 'Global Nutrition Report-2015' also released by the same groups on Thursday showed that India is on track to meet two of eight global targets on nutrition by significantly improved its nutrition performance in the past 10 years.

First Published: Fri, December 11 2015. 00:23 IST
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