Jaipur: India child stunting rate is 37.9%, which is categorized as very high in terms of its public health significance. Rajasthan has 39.1% of children (under-5 years), who have stunted growth. India stands tall in world power, and economic development but these figures of health and nutrition give a very depressing picture. 21% of children under five are wasted and data shows that disturbing trend on malnutrition in India.
It is a high time we should take steps to address this issue. We must take up small steps towards future growth, stated Dr Subodh Agarwal, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) Government of Rajasthan, who was the Chief Guest at Rajasthan Food Fortification Summit 2019, held at Hotel Marriott.