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Undernutrition and Public Policy in India : Investing in the Future (Hardcover)

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Despite substantial economic growth, India has one of the highest undernutrition rates in the world; it is home to almost 40 per cent of the world’s stunted children. This volume assesses the status and causes of undernutrition in the country, and examines the effectiveness of policies designed to address undernutrition. The essays tackle wide-ranging themes and challenging issues including nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); maternal, neonatal and child health; Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS); Public Distribution System (PDS); crop procurement; and National Food Security Act 2013.

With contributions from leading academic researchers, policymakers, as well as civil society representatives, this volume will be indispensable to scholars, teachers and students of public policy, development economics, development sociology, and Indian economy. It will also be useful to government institutions, think tanks and NGOs.

Number of Pages: 335
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / Economic Policy, Public Policy / Social Policy, Public Policy / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: December 11, 2015
TCIN: 50900697
UPC: 9781138952966
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-5779

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