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Child Development Index Shows Sad Plight of Children in India

by Savitha C Muppala on July 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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 Child Development Index Shows Sad Plight of Children in India

The recent report by the Child development Index has revealed that India is considered one of the worst places for a child to grow up in, with hunger and malnutrition at its worst in the country.

"These findings are worrying in their own right and also because they could be interpreted as an early warning for future increases in chronic undernutrition," the report revealed.

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Nearly 40% of India's children are moderately or severely underweight, compared to the statistics in China.

The report also said that ever since liberalization, inequality has actually grown in India at a faster rate than the neighboring countries. What we need is change in policies which will suitably address child malnourishment and mortality.



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