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

Haryana was established as a separate state in 1966. It has 2% of the country’s population on 1.37% of the total geographic area (Census of India 2011). It is one of the most prosperous states in India with one of the highest per capita incomes. Haryana currently consists of 22 districts, and is situated in >> Read more

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

Rajasthan, situated in the north-western part of India, accounts for 10.4 percent of the area of the country and includes 33 districts (Government of Rajasthan 2017). Rajasthan is home to more than 68 million people (6 percent of the population of India), of which 66.11 percent are literate (Census of India 2011). The state has >> Read more

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

Karnataka, situated in the south-western region of India, comprises 30 districts, 176 sub-districts, 29,340 villages and 347 towns (Census of India 2011). As of 2011, it is the ninth largest state in India by population and accounts for 5.05 percent of the country’s population. More than one fourth of workers in the state are agricultural >> Read more

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

Maharashtra, situated in the western region of India, has a long coastline to the west. It is the third largest state in the country with an area of about 0.3 million squared kilometers and a population of approximately 110 million. The sex ratio is 929 and the state has a literacy rate of 82 percent >> Read more

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

Jharkhand, situated on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, in the eastern part of central India, includes 24 districts subdivided into 260 blocks and 32,620 villages, and is home to more than 30 million people (3 percent of the population of India) (Government of Jharkhand 2017). The state, mostly covered in forests, is rich in natural resources >> Read more

Strengthening Data, Analytics and Evidence for Nutrition: An Overview of POSHAN-II

In 2012, India committed to achieving the six WHA targets for stunting, wasting, anemia, exclusive breastfeeding and overweight/obesity and then reaffirmed commitments to nutrition as part of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2016. Tracking India’s progress on these maternal, infant and young child nutrition targets has been challenging, due to lack of >> Read more

How Are India’s Districts Doing on Nutrition-Related Non-Communicable Diseases? Insights from the National Family Health Survey-4

A set of diet-related global non-communicable diseases (NCD) targets, to be achieved by 2025, was endorsed by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2013. A sub-set of those targets are directly nutrition-related. This Data Note describes the current levels of a set of key NCD-related outcomes at the district level in India, summarizing data from >> Read more