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Young mothers are given iron folic acid tablets at the Anganwadi centre in Kalesra Kala village in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Indian government spends $1.4 billion a year - on programs that include weighing newborn babies, counseling mothers on healthy eating and supplementing meals, but none of this is yeilding results. According to UNICEF, some 48% of Indian children, or 61 million kids, remain malnourished, the clinical condition of being so undernourished that their physical and mental growth are stunted. Photo: Sanjit Das/Panos for The Wall Street Journal.Slug: IMALNUT
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Young mothers are given iron folic acid tablets at the Anganwadi centre in Kalesra Kala village in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Indian government spends $1.4 billion a year - on programs that include weighing newborn babies, counseling mothers on healthy eating and supplementing meals, but none of this is yeilding results. According to UNICEF, some 48% of Indian children, or 61 million kids, remain malnourished, the clinical condition of being so undernourished that their physical and mental growth are stunted. Photo: Sanjit Das/Panos for The Wall Street Journal.Slug: IMALNUT