Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey 2016-2018

India’s impressive economic growth has led to considerable progress in improving livelihoods for the most vulnerable. This dynamic progress lifted 271 million people out of poverty in one decade, but strong income inequality persists (OPHI, 2019).

Anganwadi worker Shanta Meena (Left) 25 – year –old with Lakshmi Akash Meena (Right) mother of two (3 - year - old daughter Aksharta Meena and 6 – months – old Amit Meena son) during regular home visit.
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Highlights

India’s impressive economic growth has led to considerable progress in improving livelihoods for the most vulnerable. This dynamic progress lifted 271 million people out of poverty in one decade, but strong income inequality persists (OPHI, 2019). Malnutrition has been identified as one of the principal causes limiting India’s global economic potential (Copenhagen consensus, 2012). The remaining socio-economic inequalities have stifled more equitable growth and subsequent economic expansion. While fertility and malnutrition declined in the past two decades (IIPS, 2017), noncommunicable diseases (NCD) have arisen as major causes of death (Dandona, 2017).

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