‘Over 40% of the world’s stunted children live in India,’ reveals a report by an NGO sukarya. According to the report, malnutrition estimates are worrying as poor nutrition causes 45% of deaths among children below five years.
The report was released by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the minister for state and family welfare. Any child is defined as stunted if their height-for-age is more than two standard deviations below the WHO child growth standards median.
Stunting is the impaired growth and development that children experience due to poor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation, the report on ‘Public Health and Nutrition – Freeing Future Generations from Malnutrition’ said.
The report also stated that 60 per cent of the malnutrition burden is in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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