2.11 lakh children freed from malnutrition in C’garh

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2.11 lakh children freed from malnutrition in C’garh

Thursday, 04 August 2022 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

The Chief Minister's Nutrition Campaign in Chhattisgarh has given positive results by reducing the malnutrition rate, with nearly 2.11 lakh children freed from the problem in the past three years.Claiming success, the government on Wednesday said the rate of malnutrition had dropped drastically. As against 4.33 lakh malnutrition children in 2019, when the campaign started, the cases have declined by 48 percent.

The Women and Child Development Department takes the weight of all the children in a particular period and determines the nutritional level during the weight festival. This year the festival started on August 1 and will continue till August 13.

The government has ensured that the data of the weight festival is verified by external agencies as well, the statement said.

As per the National Family Health Survey-5, the rate of malnutrition has fallen in Chhattisgarh.

The national average is 32.1 percent while in Chhattisgarh it is 31.3 percent.

According to the National Family Health Survey-4 of 2015-16, the malnutrition rate in Chhattisgarh was 37.7 percent while the national average rate was 35.8 percent.

The reports reveal that Chhattisgarh's efforts have shown remarkable success.

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