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By Anthony R. Measham

ISBN-10: 0585261148

ISBN-13: 9780585261140

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"India not faces the famine and epidemics which saved lifestyles expectancy slightly over 30 years at Independence. regardless of growth in nutrition construction, disorder keep an eye on, and financial and social improvement, India money owed for forty percentage of the world's malnourished little ones, with under 20 percentage of the worldwide baby population." India has taken the matter of malnutrition heavily because its Independence in 1947, extra so than many different nations, and has constructed applicable regulations and fastened significant courses to deal with it. This record kinds a part of the govt. of India-World financial institution collaboration in foodstuff, which begun in 1980. Its goal is to study the effectiveness, potency and impression of public spending on nutrients in India, and to indicate how those can be stronger. It identifies the courses which are operating and the components the place motion is required. It additionally initiatives the prospective fee of the urged courses.

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C. W. C. 20433 All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America First printing May 1999 The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the author(s) and should not be attributed in any manner to the World Bank, to its affiliated organizations, or to members of its Board of Executive Directors or the countries they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use.

Nothing less than these measures will deal with the crisis of malnutrition in India. Page 5 Chapter 1 Why Review Nutrition? A severely malnourished child in a tribal family in Panchmahals, Gujarat Since 1947, India has made substantial progress in human development. In 50 years, life expectancy has doubled, mortality has fallen by more than one-half, and fertility has declined by more than two-fifths. Poverty levels have been reduced by about two-fifths, from over 50 percent in the 1950s to 35 percent in the 1990s.

Most countries have found universal school feeding programs unsustainable. Page 21 An objective evaluation of the NMMP is urgently required to measure its impact on enrollment, retention, and learning. This would provide the basis for necessary programmatic changes. But even without such an evaluation, given GOI and state resource constraints, there is a strong case for area targeting of the NMMP, for example, to districts chosen on the basis of low school attendance and high poverty ratios. In addition, in blocks not covered by the ICDS, program resources could be reallocated to younger children attending preschool centers run by the Department of Education, as they are usually more malnourished than primary school-aged children.

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