(The Gist of PIB) Malnutrition among Women  [MARCH-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) Malnutrition among Women


Malnutrition among Women

  • Union Minister of Women and Child Development informed Rajya Sabha about Malnutrition among Women.


  • As per the recent report of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 4 conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2015-16, 22.9% women (15-49 years of age) are underweight (BMI less than 18.5 kg/m2).
  • The five States/UTs having highest percentage of malnutrition among women are Jharkhand (31.5%), Bihar (30.4%), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (28.7%), Madhya Pradesh (28.4%), Gujarat (27.2%) and Rajasthan (27%).
  • Schemes like Anganwadi Services, Scheme for Adolescent Girls and Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojna (PMKVY) and POSHAN Aabhiyaan are being implemented to address the problem of malnutrition among women.


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