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The State of Young Child in India 

  • IASbaba
  • September 5, 2020
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The State of Young Child in India 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Social issues & GS-II – Health

In news

  • Indian Vice President recently released ‘The State of Young Child in India’ report. 
  • It is a comprehensive account of the challenges related to early child development in India.

Key takeaways 

  • Prepared by: Mobile Creches. It is a policy advocacy organisation which works with the underprivileged children across India.
  • Out of 159 million children aged below 6 years in India, 21% are undernourished, 36% are underweight and 38% do not receive full immunization.
  • Huge returns on investment in Early Childhood Development (ECD) at the individual, household and country levels were also reported. 
  • Top performers: Kerala, Goa, Tripura and Tamil Nadu. 
  • States with scores below the national average – Assam, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. 

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