31.4% of Indian children will be stunted by 2022: Food and Nutrition Security Report

Recently released Food and Nutrition Security Report stated that 31.4% of Indian children will be stunted by 2022. Which means one in every three Indian children under five years will be stunted by 2022.

In States like Bihar (48%) and Uttar Pradesh (46%), almost one in two children are stunted, while it is only one in five children in Kerala and Goa (20% each).

The report is prepared by the UN World Food Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Source: The Hindu

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