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Persisting Undernutrition in India

Causes, Consequences and Possible Solutions

Authors: Ramachandran, Nira

  • One of the few books on undernutrition in India
  • Addresses the causes and impacts of undernutrition in both child and adult populations
  • Looks at gender disparities in nutrition from both sides of the equation
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About this book

The book revisits the causes of persisting under nutrition in India, but moves away from the usual focus on women and children to a broader view of the entire population. It estimates the economic losses resulting from ignoring under nutrition in the adult working population and questions the current narrow focus of nutrition interventions, suggesting that a family-based approach may provide quicker results and long-term sustainability. It compares the best and worst performing states in the country to glean learnings from both successes and failures and emphasizes the need to hand over the ownership of nutrition outcomes from the state to the community and family for more sustainable results. The book is organized in three sections: Part 1 details the nutrition status of the population, regional variations in nutrition outcomes and government response in terms of interventions. Part 2 reviews issues and concerns like gender discrimination, poor child nutrition status, ineffective implementation of government programmes in the field and the possible impacts of emerging issues like climate change. Part 3 seeks solutions from both international and country experiences.

About the authors

Nira Ramachandran is an independent development consultant and Director, Research and Training, Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation (Earth Care Foundation), New Delhi, India. This book was written during her tenure as Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) at the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi.

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“It is a text that gives a very clear picture of India’s health and nutrition problem, offering at the same time some suggestions to remedy the situation. … it should be read and consulted by all those who are concerned with health and nutrition of our nation. For students specialising in health and nutrition, the book could be ready reference for the Indian situation. … A well written good book, highly recommended.” (Dr. Jutta Dikshit, Transactions, Vol. 37 (2), 2015)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • India’s Nutrition Scenario: Issues and State Response

    Ramachandran, Nira

    Pages 3-27

  • Changing Calorie Consumption and Dietary Patterns

    Ramachandran, Nira

    Pages 29-46

  • Does Gender Still Determine Nutrition Status?

    Ramachandran, Nira

    Pages 49-61

  • The Costs of Persisting Adult Undernutrition

    Ramachandran, Nira

    Pages 63-89

  • Why Child Undernutrition Persists in India

    Ramachandran, Nira

    Pages 91-113

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-81-322-1832-6
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Persisting Undernutrition in India
Book Subtitle
Causes, Consequences and Possible Solutions
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1832-6
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1832-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1831-9
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2930-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 241
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations
Topics