Improving Nutrition in Nagaland: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

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Nagaland, situated in the north-east of India, accounts for 0.5 percent of the area of the country and includes 11 districts (Government of Nagaland 2017). The state is home to close to 2 million people (0.2 percent of the population of India) of which 79.5 percent are literate (Census of India 2011). Nagaland has a sex ratio of 931 females per 1,000 males (Census of India 2011). The state is largely forested and is culturally diverse with over 16 major tribal groups (Government of Nagaland 2017).

The purpose of this Policy Note is to examine the trends in undernutrition in Nagaland and to document trends and 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 Nagaland.