Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey

Findings of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey: Deprived Childhoods

Print edition : November 08, 2019

A malnourished child with her mother in Paltupur village, Uttar Pradesh, a 2012 picture. Nearly 37-42 per cent of children in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh were stunted, says the CNNS survey. Photo: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

An anganwadi teacher at Khammam in Andhra Pradesh distributing eggs to children, a 2015 picture. Stunting and underweight were more prevalent among out-of-school children (38 per cent) than schoolgoing children. Photo: G.N. Rao

Primary school children being served midday meals at a school inside the Similipal tiger biosphere reserve in Odisha, a 2018 picture. Nutritional outcomes are better where midday meals in schools have been more inclusive in terms of dietary variations. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

The first ever Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey exposes the shocking state of Indian children’s nutritional status, but this is apparently not an issue of major concern for the government or the opposition.
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