Question raised in Lok Sabha on Malnutrition in Tribal Children, 05/08/2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Malnutrition in Tribal Children, 05/08/2016. Malnutrition is not a direct cause of death among children but can increase morbidity and mortality by reducing the resistance to infections. However, it is estimated that malnutrition is a contributing factor in about 45% of all deaths in under- five children in India. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has been focusing on universal access to basic health facilities for tribal population including improving their nutritional status with special focus on children.