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Under-Nutrition in Maharashtra: Is ICDS effective?


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  • Manisha Karne


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    Malnutrition and under nutrition are critical issues in Maharashtra. In spite of being a high growth state in the country, it has occasionally remained in the news due to deaths caused by under nutrition in the recent past. Basically, there is an attempt made to evaluate ICDS which is a ‘Centrally Sponsored Scheme’ to tackle the problem of undernourished among the most vulnerable groups of population in Maharashtra. This evaluation is undertaken in the context of the poverty levels at the district level in Maharashtra.

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:5103.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:5103

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    Keywords: ICDS; Maharashtra; health problem; poverty levels; district; micro-nutrient deficiencies; vitamin A; maternal mortality; retardation of growth; children; physical mental; low birth weight; school; Gross Domestic Product; BMI;


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