7 lakh Children Dies due to Malnutrition In India>
According to the 2020 Global Hunger Index, India ranks 94th out of the 107 countries. With a score of 27.2, India has a level of hunger that is serious. Hunger is a complex problem for a nation like India.
Hunger and undernourishment lead to severe problems, especially in children. For instance, if a pregnant woman is undernourished, the infant in her womb doesn't receive complete nutrition either.
Malnutrition was the predominant risk factor for death in children younger than five in every state of India in 2017. It accounted for 68.2% of the total under-5-deaths, resulting in 706,000 deaths.
This was revealed in the state-wide data on malnutrition presented by ICMR, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and National Institute of Nutrition (NIN). >