There are over 14 lakh severely malnourished youngsters within the nation as per the federal government’s Poshan Tracker, the Ladies and Little one Improvement Ministry stated on Wednesday.
Kids who’re severely malnourished have very low weight for his or her top, and are 9 instances extra prone to die in case of ailments as a result of their weakened immune system.
Responding to a query in Rajya Sabha, Ladies and Little one Improvement Minister Smriti Irani stated underneath Poshan Tracker, the ICT utility for monitoring service supply underneath Mission Poshan 2.0, out of roughly 5.6 crore youngsters measured within the month of February 2023, the proportion of severely malnourished youngsters is 2.6 per cent. The quantity involves be 14,56,000.
The share of malnourished youngsters was discovered to be 7.7 per cent which involves round 43 lakh, the ministry stated.
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