Improving Nutrition in Telangana: Insights from the Current Status of Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions in 2016

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Telangana, the 29th state of India was formed on the 2nd of June 2014. The state has an area of 112,077 square kilometers and has a population of 35.19 million. Telangana comprises of 31 districts, 68 revenue divisions and 8778 gram panchayats. The sex ratio is 988 women per 1000 men and the literacy rate is 66.5 percent.

The purpose of this Policy Note is to examine the current status of undernutrition in Telangana and to document geographic variability in the major determinants of nutrition and the coverage of key nutrition and health interventions. In doing this analysis, we aim to highlight the key areas of action to improve nutrition in Telangana.