Improving nutrition in Chhattisgarh: Insights from examining trends in outcomes, determinants and interventions between 2006 and 2016

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Chhattisgarh was established in November 2000, following the reorganization of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Its land area makes it the 10th largest state in the country, and its population of 25.5 million people makes it the country’s 16th most populated state. Chhattisgarh has a population density of 189 people per square kilometer, and a sex ratio of 991 females per 1000 males. The literacy rate in the state is 70 percent (Government of Chhattisgarh 2017).

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