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Poshan Maah 2020: What Has Been The Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On India’s Malnutrition Targets

IPE Global | News | September 16, 2020 IST

Poshan Maah 2020: What Has Been The Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On India’s Malnutrition Targets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are some of the early signs that we are seeing due to COVID-19 pandemic there might be a delay in meeting the nutritional targets that India has set for itself. The first connect is that since the schools are shut across the country, there are chances that many girls will not come back to schools, which also means that they will be married off early and therefore get into the whole process of frequent and early pregnancies. This in turn will affect their ability to deliver normal weight babies and under the national nutrition mission, reduction of low-weight babies is an important target. Secondly, there is an issue with access of nutritious food as lot of people still have poor access to social security and public entitled programmes, so overall it can have a potential impact on nutritional targets for the country.

 

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