POSHAN presents 640 District Nutrition Profiles

POSHAN presents updated District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) for 640 districts in India. These draw on diverse sources of data to compile a set of indicators on the state of nutrition and its cross-sectoral determinants. The profiles are intended to be conversation-starters at the district level and to enable discussions about why undernutrition levels are high, >> Read more

Can conditional cash transfers improve the uptake of nutrition interventions and household food security? Evidence from Odisha’s Mamata Scheme

While there is considerable global evidence on the efficacy of cash transfers in improving health and nutrition outcomes, the evidence from South Asia, and in particular, India, is limited. Most of the available evidence on India comes from studies on the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), which has been credited with increasing the number of institutional >> Read more

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

West Bengal, situated in the north-east of India, accounts for 2.6 percent of the area of the country and includes 23 districts (Government of West Bengal 2017). The state is home to over 91 million people (7.54 percent of the population of India), of which 76.26 percent is literate (Census of India 2011). West Bengal >> Read more

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

Sikkim is located in the north east of India, sharing borders with Nepal, China and Bhutan. Sikkim is India’s least populous state, with 610,577 inhabitants, and has a population density of 86 people per square kilometer. The sex ratio of the state is 890 females per 1000 males (Census of India 2011). The state is >> Read more

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

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 >> Read more

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

Manipur is located in North Eastern India, and shares its border with Myanmar. The state has an area of 22,327 square kilometers and a population of 2.72 million people (Government of Manipur 2017). Manipur is currently divided into 16 administrative districts. The literacy rate of the state is 76.94 percent, and the sex ratio is >> Read more

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

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 >> Read more