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Ministry of Women and Child Development

Undernourished Children in Karnataka

Posted On: 12 JUL 2019 4:48PM by PIB Delhi

The State-wise details of prevalence of malnutrition among children in the country including Karnataka, as per the National Family Health Survey – 4 (NFHS-4) are Annexed.

As per the information received, State Government of Karnataka is undertaking following measures to address undernourishment among children:

Supplementary Nutrition is provided under the Anganwadi Services Scheme at the Anganwadi Centers to children under-6 years of age.

Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers are provided Hot Cooked Meals at the AnganwadiCenters under the Mathrupoorna Scheme.

Children (3-6 years age) are provided egg for 2 days in a week.

Under the KsheerBhagya Scheme, children (6 months – 6 years) are provided 150 ml milk per day for 5 days in a week.

All moderately and severely malnourished children (6 months – 6 years) of the 5 backward districts, viz., Bidar, Gulbarga, Raichur, Koppal and Yadgir are provided egg for 3 days in a week and whole milk for 3 days in a week. The children who do not consume egg are provided whole milk 6 days in a week.

An amount of Rs. 2000/- is given to severely malnourished children for medical expenses and therapeutic food. Further, malnourished children are treated at Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers under the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Additionally, to reduce malnourishment and minimize low birth weight, maternity benefit of Rs. 5000/- is given under the Pradhan MantriMatruVandanaYojana and Rs. 6000/- under the State MukhyaMantriMathrushree Scheme to pregnant women and lactating mothers.

 

Annexure

 

 

Prevalence of Underweight, Stunting, Wasting and Anaemia among children under 5 years of age as per National Family Health Survey 4 (2015-16)

 

S. No.

State

Underweight

Stunting

Wasting

Anaemia

1

Andaman & Nicobar

21.5

23.3

18.9

49

2

Andhra Pradesh

31.9

31.4

17.2

58.6

3

Arunachal Pradesh

19.4

29.3

17.3

54.3

4

Assam

29.8

36.4

17

35.7

5

Bihar

43.9

48.3

20.8

63.5

6

Chandigarh

24.5

28.7

10.9

73.1

7

Chhattisgarh

37.7

37.7

23.1

41.6

8

Delhi

27

31.9

15.9

59.7

9

Dadra Nagar Haveli

38.8

41.7

27.6

84.6

10

Daman & Diu

26.7

23.4

24.1

73.8

11

Goa

23.8

20.1

21.9

48.3

12

Gujarat

39.3

38.5

26.4

62.6

13

Haryana

29.4

34

21.2

71.7

14

Himachal Pradesh

21.2

26.3

13.7

53.7

15

Jammu & Kashmir

16.6

27.4

12.1

43.8

16

Jharkhand

47.8

45.3

29

69.9

17

Karnataka

35.2

36.2

26.1

60.9

18

Kerala

16.1

19.7

15.7

35.6

19

Lakshadweep

23.6

26.8

13.7

53.6

20

Madhya Pradesh

42.8

42

25.8

68.9

21

Maharashtra

36

34.4

25.6

53.8

22

Manipur

13.8

28.9

6.8

23.9

23

Meghalaya

28.9

43.8

15.3

48

24

Mizoram

12

28.1

6.1

19.3

25

Nagaland

16.7

28.6

11.3

26.4

26

Odisha

34.4

34.1

20.4

44.6

27

Punjab

21.6

25.7

15.6

56.6

28

Puducherry 

22

23.7

23.6

44.9

29

Rajasthan

36.7

39.1

23

60.3

30

Sikkim

14.2

29.6

14.2

55.1

31

Tamil Nadu

23.8

27.1

19.7

50.7

32

Telangana

28.3

28

18

60.7

33

Tripura

24.1

24.3

16.8

48.3

34

Uttar Pradesh

39.5

46.2

17.9

63.2

35

Uttarakhand

26.6

33.5

19.5

59.8

36

West Bengal

31.5

32.5

20.3

54.2

 

India

35.7

38.4

21

58.4

 

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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