Child stunting up as India reverses 10-year gains in child nutrition

There is an increase in child stunting, wasting (low weight for height), and underweight children since 2015-16, as per the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS 5). The Federal's Data Editor Venkataraghavan Srinivasan spoke to senior data journalist Rukmini S to understand more on the NFHS 5 and its implications.

Under the NDA, there has been an increase in malnutrition parameters such as stunting and wasting of children, anaemia in children and in women between 15-49 years of age

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