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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
17-May-2012 14:49 IST
State-Wise Data of under-Weight Children, below Five Years

 

 

As per the National Family Health Survey-3 (NFHS-3), 2005-06 42.5% children under five years in India are underweight.

 

The State-wise details are as follows-

 

S.No

State

% Underweight Children

 

    India

42.5

 

1

Madhya Pradesh

60.0

2

Jharkhand       

56.5

3

Bihar

55.9

4

Meghalaya

48.8

5

Chhattisgarh

47.1

6

Gujarat           

44.6

7

Uttar Pradesh

42.4

8

Orissa

40.7

9

Rajasthan

39.9

10

Haryana

39.6

11

Tripura

39.6

12

West Bengal          

38.7

13

Uttrakhand

38.0

14

Maharashtra

37.0

15

Karnataka

37.6

16

Himachal Pradesh

36.5

17

Assam

36.4

18

Andhra Pradesh

32.5

19

Arunachal Pradesh

32.5

20

Tamil Nadu    

29.8

21

Delhi

26.1

22

J&K    

25.6

23

Nagaland

25.2

24

Goa

25.0

25

Punjab            

24.9

26

Kerala

22.9

27

Manipur

22.1

28

Mizoram

19.9

29

Sikkim

19.7

 

This was stated by the Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Krishna Tirath, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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MV