Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Republic of India

06/27/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/27/2019 07:32

Rising Malnourishment among Children

As per the report of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) - 4 conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2015-16, 35.7% children under 5 years of age are underweight and 38.4% are stunted.

As per the information from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, although malnourished children are more vulnerable than normal children to any infection including bone infection due to lower immunity, there is no data to substantiate increase in bone infection among malnourished children due to which children are becoming victims of disability.

The Government has accorded high priority to the issue of malnutrition and is implementing several schemes/programmes of different Ministries/Departments through States/UTs to address various aspects related to nutrition. This Ministry is implementing POSHAN Abhiyaan, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, Anganwadi Services and Scheme for Adolescent Girls under the Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services Scheme as direct targeted interventions to address the problem of malnutrition in the country. The details of amount spent during the last three years under these schemes are given below:

Status of funds released under POSHAN Abhiyaan in years 2017-18 and 2018-19

(in lakhs)

S. No.

State/UT

2017-18

2018-19

1

Andhra Pradesh

1284.63

8604.68

2

Arunachal Pradesh

52.93

2663.35

3

Assam

2298.27

15492.36

4

Bihar

6724.06

15001.67

5

Chhattisgarh

965.45

9629.51

6

Delhi

945.95

2206.88

7

Goa

238.07

197.78

8

Gujarat

3036.66

11228.04

9

Haryana

400.97

5992.46

10

Himachal Pradesh

1557.26

4153.15

11

Jammu & Kashmir

388.59

8343.52

12

Jharkhand

1555.35

5110.45

13

Karnataka

3351.05

9870.89

14

Kerala

1273.37

6491.91

15

Madhya Pradesh

3441.49

15894.17

16

Maharashtra

2572.31

20989.28

17

Manipur

340.46

3865.37

18

Meghalaya

462.98

1713.27

19

Mizoram

119.38

957.65

20

Nagaland

163.74

1251.97

21

Odisha

4600.46

10571.65

22

Puducherry

39.24

393.70

23

Punjab

819.51

6090.33

24

Rajasthan

2045.73

9680.99

25

Sikkim

98.59

328.47

26

Tamil Nadu

1340.51

12210.93

27

Telangana

1736.94

8595.70

28

Tripura

277.91

3695.72

29

Uttar Pradesh

8440.60

29582.87

30

Uttarakhand

1866.25

4301.57

31

West Bengal

5545.27

19294.11

32

Andaman & Nicobar

100.22

416.89

33

Chandigarh

158.88

306.82

34

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

108.83

129.32

35

Daman & Diu

42.06

197.66

36

Lakshadweep

60.00

138.90

TOTAL

58453.97

255593.99

Note: POSHAN Abhiyaan has been set up on 18.12.2017.

Status of funds released under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana in years 2017-18 and 2018-19

(Rs. In Lakh)

S.No

State/UTs

2017-18

2018-19

1

A & N Islands

163.08

41.13

2

Andhra Pradesh

7022.36

14101.75

3

Arunachal Pradesh

912.83

36

4

Assam

10448.26

817

5

Bihar

17351.38

1253

6

Chandigarh

290.41

248.08

7

Chhattisgarh

4382.58

2025.85

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

102.62

75.85

9

Daman & Diu

61.56

28.98

10

Goa

168.85

107.26

11

Gujarat

10186.87

5958.97

12

Haryana

4324.3

3674.84

13

Himachal Pradesh

1821.64

1793.84

14

Jammu & Kashmir

3137.84

828.42

15

Jharkhand

5622.7

1453.37

16

Karnataka

10248.81

6361.72

17

Kerala

5536.64

3514.27

18

Lakshadweep

27.82

4.44

19

Madhya Pradesh

12320.53

18581.47

20

Maharashtra

12821.1

11795.62

21

Manipur

1474.07

75

22

Meghalaya

1110.83

102

23

Mizoram

710.78

294.7

24

Nagaland

1035.06

52

25

NCT Of Delhi

2008.9

795.75

26

Orissa

7143.33

383

27

Puducherry

331.68

63.53

28

Punjab

4648.73

1141.42

29

Rajasthan

11486.97

9605.43

30

Sikkim

354.33

21

31

Tamil Nadu

12087.85

658

32

Telangana

7196.4

385

33

Tripura

1845.49

96

34

Uttar Pradesh

33616.64

14216.71

35

Uttarakhand

2610.99

1425.66

36

West Bengal

10245.03

2938.72

Total

204859.26

104955.77

Note: Scheme implemented across the country with effect from 01.01.2017

State/UT-wise funds released in Supplementary Nutrition component of the Anganwadi Services Scheme during last 3 years

(in lakhs)

S. No.

State/UTs

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

31467.53

31596.87

37353.55

2

BIHAR

52520.17

53741.97

76987.83

3

CHHATTISGARH

22461.93

25724.9

24279.95

4

GOA

591.45

1011.2

859.5

5

GUJARAT

36162.61

38496.97

32051.56

6

HARYANA

7131.04

3945.75

7305.22

7

JHARKHAND

28723.1

25347.42

29083.25

8

KARNATAKA

33914.94

56009.24

43588.97

9

KERALA

8305.96

10976.6

10785.38

10

MADHYA PRADESH

55779.33

66775.88

64088.78

11

MAHARASHTRA

32053.19

41445.78

106535.22

12

ODISHA

25519.58

47316.24

43450.56

13

PUNJAB

3124.57

5282.25

3744.1

14

RAJASTHAN

33045.65

34931.86

34950.74

15

TAMIL NADU

26017.9

33186.7

37271.35

16

TELANGANA

17418.86

18130.74

22045.61

17

UTTAR PRADESH

160784.24

129353.52

104579.08

18

WEST BENGAL

30462.46

67697.94

68046.87

19

DELHI

7551.09

4051.41

3474.65

20

PUDUCHERRY

1702.02

851.02

0

21

HIMACHAL PRADESH

4662.06

5795.63

6976.21

22

JAMMU & KASHMIR

4035.18

4035.17

2128.5

23

UTTARAKHAND

4649.44

15212.13

13612.57

24

A & N ISLANDS

262.68

284.57

369.94

25

CHANDIGARH

190.49

592.09

769.72

26

D&NAGAR HAVELI

203.8

129.89

168.86

27

DAMAN & DIU

174.12

130.83

170.08

28

LAKSHADWEEP

68.32

85.35

100.26

29

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

4052.72

4035.02

4411.4

30

ASSAM

17921.03

31554.71

30597.01

31

MANIPUR

500

5244.2

7134.08

32

MEGHALAYA

11184.72

12238.89

12364.04

33

MIZORAM

2156.92

1539.37

1843.36

34

NAGALAND

10611.05

7000.08

8231.2

35

SIKKIM

644.34

481.21

450.66

36

TRIPURA

4010.56

6456.59

7781.78

Total

680065.05

790689.99

847591.84

State/UT-wise funds released in Scheme for Adolescent Girls during last 3 years

(in lakhs)

S. No.

States/UTs

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

1

Andhra Pradesh

762.99

2259.52

1011.98

2

Arunachal Pradesh

126.25

87.96

0

3

Assam

1356.94

341.92

0

4

Bihar

2696.83

4003.74

25.54

5

Chhattisgarh

1389.69

2792.61

724.75

6

Goa

131.5

302.77

0.4

7

Gujarat

8443.18

2690.09

5092.44

8

Haryana

104.74

589.97

37.41

9

Himachal Pradesh

720.45

1129.42

0

10

Jammu & Kashmir

194.63

255.91

560.39

11

Jharkhand

145.57

1495.55

0

12

Karnataka

740.73

2466.93

923.76

13

Kerala

1057.73

692.91

289.74

14

Madhya Pradesh

5302.02

8641.18

5442.4

15

Maharashtra

5334.42

3995.68

3536.78

16

Manipur

49.65

170.28

0

17

Meghalaya

919.65

528.83

12.55

18

Mizoram

91.78

123.95

69.32

19

Nagaland

206.31

193.14

214.3

20

Odisha

2867.25

2442.6

866.77

21

Punjab

0

40.6

26.3

22

Rajasthan

0

39.38

0

23

Sikkim

32.54

15.42

0

24

Tamil Nadu

2655.26

3196.22

0

25

Telangana

572.39

81.4

107.49

26

Tripura

334.81

674.38

19.16

27

Uttar Pradesh

10932.99

4486.13

1000.35

28

Uttaranchal

43.02

3.3

0

29

West Bengal

40.41

282.47

101.85

30

A & N Islands

107.05

51.35

3.18

31

Chandigarh

12.11

12.68

2.33

32

Daman & Diu

14.14

14.14

4.53

33

D & NH

16.44

16.44

4.94

34

Delhi

276.66

490.19

320.48

35

Lakshadweep

2.2

11.65

3.11

36

Pondicherry

17.72

8.81

1.63

Total

47700.06

44629.53

20403.88

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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