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Almost Half of Indian Children Suffer from Malnutrition

by Rajashri on September 18, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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 Almost Half of Indian Children Suffer from Malnutrition

A report by the Britain-based Institute of Development Studies (IDS), says that at least 46 percent of kids in India aged 3 and below are suffering from malnutrition.

"It's the contrast between India's fantastic economic growth and its persistent malnutrition which is so shocking," Lawrence Haddad, director of the IDS told The Times.

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The report says that India is an economic powerhouse, but is also the place where a third of the world's malnourished children reside.

The inability of an individual to achieve growth, pregnancy, lactation, learning abilities, physical work and resisting and recovering from disease is defined as malnutrition by the United Nations. India has always lagged behind when it comes to nutrition and this report is another black mark for its health system.


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