Cosmetic measures

Print edition : May 11, 2018

A midday meal at an Anganwadi centre in Gadahumma village of Odisha’s Ganjam district in January 2018. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

Vitamin A for children below five, at a special camp in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Photo: V.M. MANINATHAN

The National Nutrition Mission, with all its hype, is confined very much to fixing targets, and its focus does not seem to consist in addressing the causes for the high prevalence of malnutrition, stunting or wasting among children.
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