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