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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1910-1915
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.228


Nutritional Status of Children in the Aspirational Districts of Odisha
Anil Kumar*, J. C. Jeeva, A. Sarkar, B. Sahoo and S. K. Srivastava
ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar -751 003, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Aspirational districts programme was launched by the government of India in 2017 to raise the living standards of people in 115 backward districts of the country by focusing on five key sectors which included among others health and nutrition. Nutritional status of children and socio-economic status in the ten aspirational district of Odisha were studied. Children in the aspirational districts were undernourished in all the three indicators: stunting, wasting and underweight as compared to the state average. The highest stunting (in percent) was prevalent in Nabarangapur (45.8) followed by Malkangiri (45.7), Balangir (44.4), Raygada (43.5) and Koraput (40.3). Nabarangapur (36.0 percent), Malkangiri (32.5 per cent), Korput (28.5), Balangir (26.1) and Kalahandi (24.8) had higher prevalence of 'wasting' children. Malkangiri district and Nabarangapur had over 50 percent underweight children and in five other districts (Balangir, Koraput, Kandhamal, Raygada and Nuapada) over 40 percent of children were underweight. The aspirational districts in Odisha are tribal dominated with lower literacy levels and a much higher gender gap in literacy and there is an urgent need for targeted approach by implementing the ICDS programme, Mid-day meal scheme etc. to address the incidence of child malnourishment.


Keywords: Aspirational districts, Nutritional status, Stunting, Wasting, Underweight, Odisha
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Anil Kumar, J. C. Jeeva, A. Sarkar, B. Sahoo and Srivastava, S. K. 2019. Nutritional Status of Children in the Aspirational Districts of Odisha.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1910-1915. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.228