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How Is India Waging A War Against Malnutrition

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In 2017, malnutrition was responsible for two-thirds of child deaths in India, killing 706,000 children under five. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has issued a pledge that India will become free from malnutrition by 2022, when the country will be celebrating its 75th year of Independence. One of the major initiatives of the Modi government has been the POSHAN Abhiyan. The campaign aims to counter malnutrition and ensure food and nutrition security while addressing the problem of stunting, under-weight and wasting, especially in children through sustained efforts and multi-pronged approach, grass-root synergy and convergence as the key.

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