Analyse the current challenges India faces in combating malnutrition and suggest effective strategies for improvement.


The burden of malnutrition is complex and needs to be addressed through multiple interventions.


Start with a brief explanation of malnutrition and its prevalence in India, referencing NFHS-5 data to establish the context.

In the main body address the challenges like poverty and food accessibility, dietary shifts, gender inequality, etc. Briefly mention key initiatives by the government over the years, like the ICDS, NFSA, POSHAN Abhiyaan, and Anemia Mukt Bharat Abhiyan. Discuss strategies, such as promoting diet diversity, enhancing women’s nutrition, and LSFF, linking them to the challenges they address.

Conclude by emphasizing the need for comprehensive policies integrating health, sanitation, gender, and social norms.

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