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Malnutrition

The sibling duo waiting for their mother to serve them food

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A girl eating her food in the slum areas of Delhi

Courtesy: Suresh K Pandey

Chandra Sekhar Kundu serves a wholesome meal to children in Asansol

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

A Poshan workshop at a village in Murshidabad, West Bengal

Twenty-three percent of women age 15-49 are thin, 21 percent are overweight or obese, and 56 percent have a Body Mass Index (BMI) in the normal range. Eleven percent of women age 15-49 years have a height below 145 cm.

Between 2005-06 and 2015-16, the prevalence of anaemia among children age 6-59 months declined from 70 percent to 59 percent, but continued to be higher among rural children.

A child at the malnutrition ward at the Community Health Centre in Baran District, Rajasthan.

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Malnourished child from Sahariya Tribe at Kelwada Panchayat, Baran district, Rajasthan. In India, 46.6 million children are impacted by wasting, according to Global Nutrition Report 2018.

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Malnourished children at a village in Lalitpur district in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region. The problem of malnutrition in India remains severe.

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Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

A child suffering from malnutrition in Baran district, Rajasthan. According to a report, India has one-third of world's stunted children.

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A child suffering from malnutrition in Baran district in Rajasthan.

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A malnourished child at a community health center in Baran District in Rajasthan. according to a global nutrition report, India holds almost a third of the world's burden for stunting.

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A woman carries her son outside her home at a village in Bundelkhand's Lalitpur district. In Lalitpur, almost all children are malnourished.

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An old woman looks on her ill grandson in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand. According to the Global Nutrition Report published recently, India accounts for 25.5 million children who are wasted.

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