“Nutrition Is More Than food, More Than Hunger,” UNICEF India’s Arjan De Wagt Talks About The Impact Of COVID-19 On Poshan Abhiyan 

“Nutrition Is More Than food, More Than Hunger,” UNICEF India’s Arjan De Wagt Talks About The Impact Of COVID-19 On Poshan Abhiyan 

UNICEF India’s Chief of Nutrition, Arjan De Wagt talks about COVID-19 and its impact on POSHAN Abhiyan 
“Nutrition Is More Than food, More Than Hunger,” UNICEF India’s Arjan De Wagt Talks About The Impact Of COVID19 On Poshan AbhiyanPOSHAN Abhiyan is trying to deliver the right thing: UNICEF India's Arjan De Wagt
Highlights
  • We saw COVID induced nutrition crisis during the lockdown: Mr Wagt
  • POSHAN Abhiyan is an excellent and one-of-a-kind initiative: Mr Wagt
  • Nutrition has become an important topic since POSHAN Abhiyan: Mr Wagt

New Delhi: COVID-19 has caused more than one crisis across the world and in India. Not only has it created a direct health crisis, but it is also an economic and socio-economic crisis. Compounded further with the prevalence of food insecurity and lack of access to nutritious food. As India celebrates the month of September as Poshan Maah (Nutrition Month) NDTV reached out to UNICEF India’s Chief of Nutrition, Arjan De Wagt to talk about India’s malnutrition crisis, POSHAN Abhiyan, and what can be done to bring the Abhiyan back on track.

NDTV: The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the nutritional status of India’s children. How huge are the effects of the pandemic on the ground?

Arjan De Wagt: There are two things happening, of course, people are getting infected and we are dealing with those problems. But there’s also the secondary effects of COVID, that I call COVID induced nutrition crisis, which is what we saw during the lockdown. Last week we saw new data that came out on the economic situation of the declining GDP. This is the economic cost of the lockdown. Many people lost their jobs, their fixed incomes, many farmers have seen losses. What we are really worried about is that poverty is increasing which results in food insecurity. Which means that not only people don’t have the money to buy food, they can’t afford nutritious food. So we’re really worried about that. Another thing that we are worried about is the impact of COVID-19 on the services that were stopped during the lockdown. After the lockdown was lifted also, we saw that the immunisation rates are not back to what they were pre-COVID. We see that the access to services, the way it used to be before, are not back at that level yet. And then, of course, the frontline workers and everyone in the healthcare sector is so busy trying to deal with COVID, to identify people with COVID and helping them; this competes with the importance of nutrition interventions.

If we look at the global data, for instance in South Asia, we expect that there will be close to 4 million more children suffering from acute malnutrition, this is due to the expected rise in poverty. Another factor is the additional child deaths, which happens, if the child has a background of malnutrition.

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If we look at the data from two years ago, at the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey, that shows that almost 50 percent of the children have one or the other form of undernutrition. Which means, they didn’t grow well, their immune system didn’t grow well. If their brain doesn’t grow well, when children go to school, they can’t perform well. With their backgrounds and the impact of COVID-19, we are just worried that the numbers relation to malnutrition crisis, will further increase.

A Lancet study which was published a year ago, in September 2019,  showed that in all children under the age of 5, that are dying in India, about two-thirds of those have malnutrition as an underlying cause. So again two-third of all under-five mortality is linked to malnutrition.

But because of COVID-19, the only worry is that these figures and the condition will only worsen.

NDTV: If we split the problem of hunger and nutrition, what do you think has been the effect of COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown on the POSHAN Abhiyan and its target of malnutrition-free India by 2022?

Arjan De Wagt: If we talk about POSHAN Abhiyan, in my opinion, it’s an amazing programme. I have been working in the field of nutrition for the last 25 years in many countries. I’ve never seen a situation where a Prime Minister launches and delivers, and it’s not only me, the Human Resource Development Ministry, the Chief Ministers, media, private sector, people; everybody is talking about nutrition suddenly.

POSHAN Abhiyan is trying to deliver the right thing, it’s a good set of high potential interventions for the women and children and the target is for 2022 which is feasible. Now, of course, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re really worried that some of the progress made in the last 2 and a half years may be lost. But the good thing is that it’s back. After silence for months, the POSHAN Abhiyan is completely back. For me first of all, the way the Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about nutrition and POSHAN Maah in his monthly radio show, I was relieved that at least nutrition is part of the conversation again. His leadership is to fight the malnutrition crisis is impeccable because what we know is that the only way you can stop malnutrition is by having leadership. Having funding but not leadership doesn’t work, it’s not enough. So the PM highlighting the importance of nutrition and the launch of POSHAN Maah, is a very good set of interventions.

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The minister of Women and Child Ministry, at the launch of POSHAN Maah said that it’s not only about September, but it should also and will continue further. I am a big fan of the POSHAN Maah initiative, but even I always say that I need 12 Poshan Maah, every year, one is not enough. So, hearing the same thing from the Minister was very encouraging.

Yes, we lost something because of COVID, but implementing POSHAN Abhiyan the way it was designed, with the intensity that was intended, is the right answer to the problem of COVID and nutrition. We don’t need anything else, we just need POSHAN Abhiyan to be implemented the way it was before the pandemic.

I hope the level of support, intensity, leadership will continue.

NDTV: In your opinion, what steps can the government take to bring Poshan Abhiyan back on track?

Arjan De Wagt: As a Nutrition Scientist, I think India has an amazingly designed programme. There are very few countries in the world that have got an Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) system, that has ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, the community programmes, the self-help groups; very few countries have such systems. These are good and technically sound programmes. We maybe need a little bit of tweaking here and there.

The three things we need to ensure to bring back Poshan Abhiyan on track are coverage, continuity and intensity.

If the mentioned programmes don’t reach every child or offer full coverage, it doesn’t have enough impact. So in order to bring Poshan Abhiyan back on track, India needs to ensure full coverage, which will have a much bigger impact. The second thing we need to focus on is the continuity of the programme, which was interrupted by COVID-19.

If you see the messaging around nutrition, creating awareness, a healthy diet, we need the intensity to continue. The intent of messaging, educating people about the importance of health and nutrition. It’s not easy to understand how one can make food for their child rich in nutrients. So we need to improve the intensity of the messaging.

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I always say India has the right programmes but they need to deliver them with the utmost intensity and for me, that’s the main challenge with POSHAN Abhiyan. This has now also seen an increased setback with COVID-19. We need to focus that these programmes are reaching the children, the women, the families and communities that require them. Ten years from now, we will be writing history books on malnutrition in India and we will look back and talk about March 8, 2018, when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched POSHAN Abhiyan which helped turn around things. But then again, it requires more continued efforts and rebuilding some of the lost ground of the last six months.

NDTV: What specifically can be done under the Poshan Abhiyan to focus on the nutrition needs of pregnant women and new mothers?

Arjan De Wagt: You have raised an extremely important question. We often talk about malnutrition in children. if we look at the data in India, we see that a large amount of malnutrition is already caused during the pregnancy. A large proportion of the children in India are born with a low birth weight. I also see that many children develop Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) or Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM), in the first year, this is because of the nutritional status of the mother.

So helping pregnant women with nutrition status can strongly help control malnutrition in India.

If you look at the nutritional status of the women in India, new mothers, first-time mothers or even adolescent girls, the prevalence of anaemia is also very high among them. We need to focus on that.

There are three things we can do to help with this, first recognise how important it is. We don’t do that enough. If you can prevent maternal malnutrition, you will prevent a huge part of child malnutrition. I don’t think it is well recognised right now.

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Let’s address anaemia, provision of iron-rich foods, but also iron follis tablets. We need to talk about a healthy diet. In the end, nutrition is the food you put in your mouth and the government doesn’t put food in your mouth. It is parents, family and the community puts food in the plate and from the plate in the mouth. And we need to create awareness that nutrition is more than foods, nutrition is more than hunger. A child’s stomach is very small. If you feed the child dal and rice, his stomach will be full and he may stop crying. But, it doesn’t provide the nutrients that the child needs. I often say why do we give the adult food to children when we don’t give baby’s food to adults? Babies need special food, rich in nutrition. But also, pregnant women shouldn’t be relying upon a big bowl of rice, they need more of the protein, they need more vegetables they need more nutritious food.

What the PM really brought under the POSHAN Abhiyan is the Jan Andolan (people’s movement). So much work is needed to educate people in what is food, what is nutrition and how do I translate food to nutrition.

NDTV: How can national and international non-profit and humanitarian organisations be integrated with Poshan Abhiyan to facilitate the programme’s execution and achieve the target of a malnutrition free India?

Arjan De Wagt: I have strong feelings about this. My opinion is let’s put our weight behind one programme, in this case, POSHAN Abhiyan. Technically, it is a strong programme. I feel sometimes, all the sectors – civil society, government, private sectors, etc, are trying to be creative and are looking for a new solution. Which I must admit when it comes to nutrition, we have an existing solution but we have never seriously tried those solutions.

When it comes to nutrition programmes, many of them are not reaching all the children, and especially the most vulnerable children are the ones often left out.

I went on a road trip from New Delhi to Madhya Pradesh, we drove 6,200 kms and we saw many advertisements of fast food and cold drinks, there were several billboards of instant noodles, pasta, sugared drinks and I saw one advertisement on breastfeeding. There was a village which had a breastfeeding shelter and it had a message about the importance of breastfeeding. 2,600 kms – unhealthy food was marketed left and right while there was just one message on good nutrition. Therefore, this is where the intensity comes in. When it comes to nutrition, we have to do a hard job, we have to implement the old programmes. The ICDS, promotion, prevention, raising awareness about nutrition. We have started these but now we need to deliver the results. It’s not about coming up with innovations and creativity, we have all of them existing.

NDTV: Anganwadi workers and Asha workers are the backbones of Poshan Abhiyan. How can this network be strengthened and how can it be used to ensure optimum effectiveness of the Abhiyan?

Arjan De Wagt: For me ASHA workers and Anganwadi workers are heroes. They are the nutrition champions! Everything that is dreamt up in offices in Delhi and state capitals, they are the ones who deliver.

We know their workloads are high, expectations are high, from policymaker, households, communities. They’re hardworking and very committed.

I do like that in POSHAN Abhiyan, there is a component in strengthening this network. For example, providing anganwadi workers with mobile phones, before they used to fill in 10-11 forms, maintain files, and manually record and maintain the data. That has actually now been put into the mobile phones and this digitalisation has helped them work more efficiently. They are also sent videos on training on these phones, having orientation on malnutrition and other important topics.

There are some states who have invested in helpers and digital workers at anganwadi centres. They are there for counselling which is an extremely important thing. Counselling is not to tell mother what to do and not about telling them what to feed their children. It’s about asking them what food do they have and how can we make that food in the most nutritious way for their child. Not all anganwadi workers have to time to conduct frequent counselling, and under the POSHAN Abhiyan, the government has invested in helpers to help with such activities.

In this way, when more resources become available, there’s more impact that you can create.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.  

World

3,04,91,096Cases
87,62,381Active
2,07,76,975Recovered
9,51,740Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 188 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 3,04,91,096 and 9,51,740 have died; 87,62,381 are active cases and 2,07,76,975 have recovered as on September 19, 2020 at 3:48 am.

India

53,08,014 93337Cases
10,13,964 -3790Active
42,08,431 95880Recovered
85,619 1247Deaths
In India, there are 53,08,014 confirmed cases including 85,619 deaths. The number of active cases is 10,13,964 and 42,08,431 have recovered as on September 19, 2020 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Akola757
Aurangabad1974
Dhule228
Jalgaon1039
Mumbai45478
Mumbai Suburban5363
Nagpur692
Nashik1575
Palghar1421
Pune9920
Satara629
Solapur1291
Thane13660
Yavatmal150
Ahmednagar190
Amravati291
Beed54
Bhandara41
Buldhana88
Chandrapur32
Hingoli208
Jalna201
Kolhapur646
Latur139
Nanded176
Nandurbar42
Parbhani78
Raigad1462
Ratnagiri350
Sangli145
Gadchiroli42
gondia69
Osmanabad125
Sindhudurg114
Wardha11
Washim13

1167496 21656

301273

834432 22078

31791 440

DistrictCases
Chittoor319
Guntur511
Krishna557
Kurnool795
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296
Anantapur428
East Godavari356
Prakasam104
Srikakulam183
Visakhapatnam103
West Godavari199
Y.S.R.205
Vizianagaram23

609558 8096

84423

519891 11803

5244 67

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Rural40
Bengaluru Urban529
Mysuru107
Bagalkote103
Ballari60
Belagavi337
Bidar219
Chikkaballapura149
Dakshina Kannada179
Dharwad61
Gadag45
Kalaburagi669
Mandya346
Tumakuru36
Uttara Kannada95
Vijayapura201
Chamarajanagara0
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga14
Davangere204
Hassan205
Haveri24
Kodagu4
Kolar29
Koppal5
Raichur369
Ramanagara3
Shivamogga67
Udupi1176
Yadgir538

502982 8626

101148

394026 10949

7808 179

DistrictCases
North Goa57
South Goa69

27379 596

5730 118

21314 470

335 8

DistrictCases
Chengalpattu1314
Chennai23324
Kanchipuram503
Madurai322
Namakkal83
Ranipet133
Thanjavur130
Thiruvallur774
Thiruvarur67
Tiruppur116
Vellore71
Virudhunagar185
Ariyalur444
Coimbatore188
Cuddalore477
Dharmapuri15
Dindigul175
Erode75
Kallakurichi324
Kanniyakumari110
Karur88
Nagapattinam99
Perambalur133
Pudukkottai53
Ramanathapuram119
Salem258
Sivaganga46
Tenkasi103
The Nilgiris17
Theni129
Tiruchirappalli119
Tirunelveli433
Tirupathur45
Tiruvannamalai496
Tuticorin333
Villupuram509
Krishnagiri43

530908 5488

46506

475717 5525

8685 67

DistrictCases
Kannur357
Kottayam73
Alappuzha76
Idukki40
Kasaragod333
Kollam118
Kozhikode90
Malappuram119
Palakkad224
Pathanamthitta98
Thiruvananthapuram104
Thrissur106
Ernakulam60
Wayanad36

126381 4167

35795 1415

90085 2740

501 12

DistrictCases
Raipur46
Korba100
Balod41
Baloda Bazar85
Balrampur17
Bastar2
Bemetara21
Bijapur2
Bilaspur100
Dantewada0
Dhamtari6
Durg31
Gariyaband10
Janjgir-Champa56
Jashpur77
Kabirdham52
Kanker19
Kondagaon0
Korea39
Mahasamund54
Mungeli87
Narayanpur0
Raigarh47
Rajnandgaon52
Sukma0
Surajpur9
Surguja14

81617 3842

36580 544

44392 3281

645 17

DistrictCases
Hyderabad2475
MedchalMalkajgiri75
Ranga Reddy183
Suryapet87
Vikarabad40
Warangal Urban32
Adilabad22
Jagitial77
Jangoan8
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Jogulamba Gadwal40
Kamareddy11
Karimnagar17
Khammam26
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8
Mahabubnagar30
Mancherial43
Medak11
Nalgonda33
Narayanpet3
Nirmal21
Nizamabad76
RajannaSircilla16
Sangareddy26
Bhadradri Kothagudem5
Mahabubabad10
Mulugu3
Nagarkurnool8
Peddapalli5
Siddipet7
Wanaparthy1
Warangal Rural4
YadadriBhuvanagiri40

169169 2123

30636

137508 2151

1025 9

DistrictCases
Baleshwar190
Bhadrak137
Jajapur322
Dhenkanal36
Kalahandi33
Kendrapara164
Khordha238
Koraput16
Sundargarh102
Anugul26
Balangir129
Bargarh16
Boudh34
Cuttack155
Deogarh33
Gajapati61
Ganjam581
Jagatsinghapur91
Jharsuguda8
Kandhamal28
Kendujhar34
Malkangiri20
Mayurbhanj73
Nabarangpur2
Nayagarh86
Nuapada69
Puri103
Rayagada2
Sambalpur16
Sonepur29

171341 4180

33092 66

137567 4101

682 13

DistrictCases
Barwani60
Bhopal1880
Dewas140
Dhar132
East Nimar266
Gwalior211
Indore3839
Jabalpur276
Ujjain799
Agar Malwa15
Alirajpur3
Betul35
Burhanpur351
Chhindwara16
Dindori29
Harda4
Hoshangabad37
Khargone196
Mandsaur112
Morena109
Raisen71
Ratlam51
Sagar228
Shajapur39
Shandol14
Sheopur26
Tikamgarh18
Vidisha37
Anuppur22
Ashoknagar13
Balaghat9
Bhind87
Chhatarpur35
Damoh26
Datia12
Guna8
Jhabua14
Katni3
Mandla15
Narsinghpur17
Neemuch319
Niwari0
Panna20
Rajgarh31
Rewa39
Satna24
Sehore12
Seoni2
Shivpuri15
Sidhi17
Singrauli13
Umaria10

100458 2552

21605

76952 2554

1901 24

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad17125
Anand107
Arvalli134
Banas Kantha147
Bhavnagar146
Gandhinagar410
PanchMahals107
Surat2311
Vadodara1555
Bharuch56
Botad55
Chhotaudepur37
Dang5
Dohad43
GirSomnath45
Jamnagar63
Kachchh99
Kheda98
Mahesana159
Mahisagar125
Narmada25
Naysari35
Patan105
Rajkot135
SabarKantha101
Surendranagar55
Tapi6
Valsad47
Amreli16
DevbhumiDwarka22
Junagadh31
Morbi4
Porbandar11

120336 1410

16076 101

100974 1293

3286 16

DistrictCases
Ajmer379
Banswara91
Bharatpur563
Jaipur2177
Jhalawar329
Jodhpur1748
Kota503
Nagaur500
Alwar90
Barmer34
Bhilwara250
Bikaner112
Chittorgarh188
Churu81
Dausa61
Dholpur60
Dungarpur374
Hanumangarh31
Jaisalmer53
Jhunjhunu64
Karauli17
Pali352
Rajsamand140
SawaiMadhopur26
Sikar231
Tonk171
Udaipur724
Baran59
Bundi5
Ganganagar8
Jalore164
Pratapgarh14
Sirohi130

111290 1817

17717 222

92265 1580

1308 15

DistrictCases
Faridabad867
Sonipat404
Ambala93
Bhiwani60
CharkiDadri43
Fatehabad38
Gurugram2950
Hisar98
Jhajjar114
Jind38
Kaithal48
Karnal104
Kurukshetra55
Nuh68
Palwal120
Panchkula39
Panipat78
Rohtak145
Sirsa50
Yamunanagar19
Mahendragarh47
Rewari56

106261 2488

21291 277

83878 2188

1092 23

DistrictCases
Agra933
Aligarh215
Amroha80
Bareilly17
Bijnor157
Bulandshahr166
Firozabad190
Gautam Buddha Nagar1119
Kanpur Nagar286
Lucknow386
Mathura129
Meerut504
Moradabad252
Muzaffarnagar117
Rae Bareli78
Rampur203
Saharanpur298
Sant Kabeer Nagar132
Varanasi243
Auraiya37
Ayodhya120
Azamgarh138
Baghpat68
Bahraich73
Balrampur49
Banda27
Basti214
Bhadohi60
Budaun23
Etah52
Etawah46
Ghaziabad794
Ghazipur159
Gonda59
Gorakhpur166
Hapur225
Hardoi49
Jalaun41
Jaunpur194
Jhansi41
Kannauj69
Kasganj16
Kaushambi6
Mainpuri46
Mau48
Mirzapur22
Pilibhit15
Pratapgarh15
Prayagraj30
Sambhal116
Shamli40
Shravasti23
Sitapur32
Sultanpur97
Unnao42
Ambedkar Nagar92
Amethi206
Ballia60
Barabanki168
Chandauli38
Chitrakoot4
Deoria143
Farrukhabad36
Fatehpur3
Hamirpur3
Hathras43
Kanpur Dehat4
Kheri72
Kushi Nagar67
Lalitpur3
Maharajganj85
Mahoba3
Shahjahanpur25
Siddharth Nagar159
Sonbhadra10

342788 6494

67825

270094 6806

4869 98

DistrictCases
Central4817
East2472
New Delhi3405
North3059
North East1914
North West5463
Shahdara1580
South2329
South East2446
South West2391
West4768

238828 4127

32250 529

201671 3568

4907 30

DistrictCases
Dhubri30
Goalpara19
Marigaon50
Baksa14
Barpeta28
Biswanath16
Bongaigaon12
Cachar80
Charaideo29
Chirang6
Darrang20
Dhemaji47
Dibrugarh61
Dima Hasao86
Golaghat203
Hailakandi57
Hojai89
Jorhat24
Kamrup42
Kamrup Metro276
KarbiAnglong13
Karimganj85
Kokrajhar37
Lakhimpur57
Majuli2
Nagaon143
Nalbari23
Sivasagar20
Sonitpur27
South SalmaraMancachar4
Tinsukia84
Udalguri28
West KarbiAnglong5

152858 2509

28631 423

123687 2074

540 12

DistrictCases
East District3
North District0
South District3
West District0

2303 29

422

1857 68

24 2

DistrictCases
Buxar134
Gaya115
Munger188
Patna279
Rohtas256
Arwal52
Aurangabad75
Banka134
Begusarai243
Bhagalpur266
Bhojpur103
Darbhanga143
Gopalganj123
Jehanabad178
Kaimur (bhabua)105
Lakhisarai72
Madhepura82
Madhubani199
Nalanda123
Nawada122
PurbiChamparan138
Purnia135
Saran101
Siwan139
Vaishali87
Araria68
Jamui47
Katihar175
Khagaria253
Kishanganj75
Muzaffarpur96
Pashchim Champaran57
Saharsa88
Samastipur139
Sheikhpura118
Sheohar20
Sitamarhi73
Supaul87

165218 1167

12609

151750 1710

859 4

DistrictCases
24 Paraganas North1031
24 Paraganas South281
Darjeeling97
Howrah1435
Jalpaiguri88
Kalimpong18
Kolkata2777
Maldah235
Medinipur East153
Medinipur West159
Hooghly604
Murshidabad125
Nadia139
Paschim Bardhaman70
Purba Bardhaman130
Alipurduar39
Bankura116
Birbhum206
Coochbehar210
Dinajpur Dakshin50
Dinajpur Uttar216
Jhargram9
Purulia66

218772 3192

24509 173

190021 2960

4242 59

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

3631 27

165

3414 36

52

DistrictCases
Pondicherry111
Karaikal2
Mahe4
Yanam0

21913 485

4736

16715 462

462 31

DistrictCases
Anjaw0
Changlang31
Dibang Valley0
East Kameng0
East Siang1
Kamle0
KraDaadi0
KurungKumey0
Leparada0
Lohit3
Longding0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0
Lower Subansiri0
Namsai2
PakkeKessang1
Papum Pare8
Shi Yomi0
Siang0
Tawang1
Tirap0
Upper Siang1
Upper Subansiri0
West Kameng0
West Siang1

7005 154

1886 15

5106 139

13

DistrictCases
Dimapur20
Kiphire3
Kohima7
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Mon8
Peren2
Phek1
Tuensang3
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

5357 51

1213 20

4129 31

15

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

2859 28

218

2639 31

2

DistrictCases
Ranchi148
Bokaro16
Deoghar5
Dhanbad32
Garhwa80
Giridih19
Hazaribagh110
Jamtara2
Koderma58
Simdega48
Chatra1
Dumka5
East Singhbum170
Godda2
Gumla28
Khunti10
Latehar14
Lohardaga8
Pakur4
Palamu27
Ramgarh75
Sahebganj0
SaraikelaKharsawan20
West Singhbhum21

68578 1478

13924 221

54052 1245

602 12

DistrictCases
Gomati74
North Tripura14
Dhalai196
Khowai24
Sepahijala174
South Tripura53
Unakoti49
West Tripura45

21484 535

7107

14142 583

235 7

DistrictCases
Kargil77
LehLadakh43

3635 59

987 15

2600 42

48 2

DistrictCases
Anantnag395
Bandipora175
Shopian255
Srinagar300
Baramulla271
Budgam110
Ganderbal37
Jammu138
Kathua53
Kulgam295
Kupwara231
Rajouri39
Ramban151
Reasi26
Samba25
Udhampur155
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0
Doda27
Kishtwar10
Poonch35
Pulwama108

61041 1330

20770 531

39305 784

966 15

DistrictCases
Chamba29
Hamirpur117
Kangra105
Sirmaur11
Solan32
Una41
Bilaspur21
Kinnaur2
Kullu4
Lahaul And Spiti0
Mandi21
Shimla10

11622 432

4430 284

7081 135

111 13

DistrictCases
Jalandhar297
Ludhiana293
Patiala132
Amritsar485
Barnala25
Faridkot74
Firozepur50
Gurdaspur154
Hoshiarpur140
Kapurthala44
Mansa31
Moga65
Pathankot86
S.A.S Nagar137
Sangrur107
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99
Sri Muktsar Sahib71
Tarn Taran163
Bathinda60
Fatehgarh Sahib57
Fazilka53
Rupnagar (Ropar)74

92833 2801

21662 94

68463 2645

2708 62

DistrictCases
Haridwar94
Dehradun370
Nainital323
Almora71
Bageshwar31
Chamoli36
Champawat45
PauriGarhwal36
Pithoragarh43
Rudraprayag30
Tehri Garhwal110
Udam Singh Nagar83
Uttar Kashi24

38007 868

11293

26250 1285

464 4

DistrictCases
Bishnupur7
Chandel5
Churachandpur32
Imphal East10
Imphal West21
Jiribam3
Kakching2
Kamjong5
Kangpokpi26
Noney1
Pherzawl3
Senapati6
Tamenglong2
Tengnoupal9
Thoubal18
Ukhrul4

8607 177

1926 85

6629 91

52 1

DistrictCases
Chandigarh313

9506 250

2978

6415 353

113 4

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills22
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
North Garo Hills1
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Garo Hills4
South West Khasi Hills0
West Garo Hills5
West Jaintia Hills1
West Khasi Hills1

4445 89

1976

2437 95

32 1

DistrictCases
Aizawl10
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Kolasib11
Lawngtlai2
Lunglei2
Mamit8
Saiha0
Saitual1
Serchhip0

1548 14

575

973 24

0

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

0

0

0

0

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