Chhattisgarh sees 14 pc fall in malnutrition rate

Chhattisgarh govt claims malnutrition rate comes down from 61 pc to 47 pc in the last ten years.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 19:18 PM IST

Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has claimed that the malnutrition rate in the state has come down from 61 per cent to 47 per cent in the last ten years.

The efforts of state government have been a success in reducing the malnutrition level among the children in the last ten years due to which it has come down to 14 per cent,
official sources said today.
During the formation of the state in the year 2000, the malnutrition rate in the state was 61 per cent. As per the new parameter announced by the World Health Organisation, the
percentage remained at 47 per cent, they said.

Besides, the infant mortality rate in the state has also come down to 57 per thousand from 93 per thousand (rpt 57 per thousand from 93 per thousand) along with the maternal mortality rate which has dropped to 335 from 407, they said.

Chief Minister Raman Singh has announced more than 12,000 anganwadis in the state which will include 8,226 anganwadi centers and 429 mini anganwadi centers, officials
added.

PTI