Malnutrition Deaths on the Rise in Maharashtra

  • Three districts in Maharashtra have reported 1,274 child malnutrition deaths in the past 10 months, Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare Vidya Thakur informed the State council.
  • The three districts are Nandurbar (662 deaths), Palghar (418 deaths ) and Thane (194 deaths).
  • “The number of children with less than average weight was 286 in 2013 in Bhiwandi-2 project area and this jumped to 497 in 2014,”