Undernutrition and Public Policy in India: Investing in the future

1st Edition

Sonalde Desai, Lawrence Haddad, Deepta Chopra, Amit Thorat

Routledge India
Published December 8, 2017
Reference - 336 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815395898 - CAT# K344253

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Summary

Despite substantial economic growth, India has one of the highest undernutrition rates in the world; it is home to almost 40 per cent of the world’s stunted children. This volume assesses the status and causes of undernutrition in the country, and examines the effectiveness of policies designed to address undernutrition. The essays tackle wide-ranging themes and challenging issues including nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); maternal, neonatal and child health; Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS); Public Distribution System (PDS); crop procurement; and National Food Security Act 2013.

With contributions from leading academic researchers, policymakers, as well as civil society representatives, this volume will be indispensable to scholars, teachers and students of public policy, development economics, development sociology, and Indian economy. It will also be useful to government institutions, think tanks and NGOs.

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