State/UT wise details of malnourished children (stunted, wasted and underweight) under 5 years and malnourished women (aged 15-49 years) as per the National Family Health Survey is at Annexure-I. Malnourishment in children (stunting, wasting and underweight) under 5 years has reduced as per NHFS-5 (2019-21) from 38.4% to 35.5%, 21.0% to 19.3% and 35.8% to 32.1% respectively as compared to NHFS-4 (2015-16).Malnutrition among women aged 15-49 years has also reduced from 22.9% to 18.7%.
Details of funds released and utilised under POSHAN Abhiyaan & ICDS scheme from FY 2018-19 to 2020-21 are as follows: Amount in ₹ lakhs
|Scheme||Total Central Funds released from
FY 2018-19 to FY 2020-21
|Total Central Funds utilization as on
31st March 2021
Government has accorded high priority to the issue of malnutrition and is implementing several schemes like Anganwadi Services, Scheme for Adolescent Girls and Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) under the Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme as direct targeted interventions to address the problem of malnutrition in the country.
Anganwadi Services Scheme aims to improve the nutritional and health status of pregnant women & lactating mothers and reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity and malnutrition. Under the Scheme, pregnant women and lactating mothers are provided supplementary nutrition, nutrition and health education, immunization, health check-up and referral services.
Further, POSHAN Abhiyaan launched on 8th March 2018, aims to achieve improvement in nutritional status of Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers in a time bound manner by adopting a synergised and result oriented approach.
Mission Poshan 2.0, an integrated nutrition support programme has been announced in budget 2021-2022 for all States/UTs. It seeks to strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach and outcomes with focus on developing practices that nurture health, wellness and immunity to disease and malnutrition. Steps have been taken to improve nutritional quality and testing in accredited labs, strengthen delivery and leverage technology under Poshan Tracker to improve governance. States/UTs have been advised to promote use of AYUSH systems for prevention of malnutrition and related diseases. A programme to support development of Poshan Vatikas at Anganwadi Centres to meet dietary diversity gap leveraging traditional knowledge in nutritional practices has also been taken up. Guidelines were issued for transparency and accountability in delivery of supplementary nutrition and to track nutritional outcomes on 13.01.2021.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
State/UT wise prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight among children under 5 years and malnutrition among Women (15-49 years of age) as per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4 & NFHS-5)
|S. No.||State/UT||Stunting (%)||Wasting (%)||Underweight (%)||Women whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is below normal (BMI <18.5 kg/m2) (%)|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||23.3||22.5||18.9||16||21.6||23.7||13.1||9.4|
|8||Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||37.2||39.4||26.7||21.6||35.8||38.7||23.4||25.1|
|14||Jammu & Kashmir||27.4||26.9||12.1||19||16.6||21||12.2||5.2|