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Sindhudurg succeeds in Malnutrition eradication!

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The malnutrition eradication mission run by the Sindhudurg Zilla Parishad’s Women and Child development is getting considerably success in the district

IMG_5800Sindhudurg: The malnutrition eradication mission run by the Sindhudurg Zilla Parishad’s Woman and Child development department is getting considerably success in the district.

As per the data there were 905 children severely below average weight group. In the month of November the numbers reduced to 888. In December they turned out to be 878.

Diplakshami Padate, Chairman, Zilla Parishad is committed to eradicate the malnutrition through this mission. As the numbers are decreasing the chairman has congratulated Shravani Naik, head women and child development department and Shok Bharati, officer for the success.

Earlier a survey was designed for the children of age group of 0 to 6 years. There are around 48,530 children in the district in the age group of 0 to 6 years. Out of them, 48,310 were weighed. There are 41m846 children of normal weight and 5556 children were found severely below weight.

The women and child department provides nutritious diet along with THR, Ironic syrup, etc. tonics to gain the weight of the children. In result the weight of the children is gaining. Children of the below average weight are from middle class families. They get attracted to chocolates, snacks, junk food, etc. hence it is affecting their diet and health.

Vaibhavwadi registers less cases, Sawantwadi shows more!

There are total 7819 children below age 6 in Sawantwadi taluka. Out of them 7818 children were weighed and 177 children were found below the average weight and 179 were found in severely below weight category. In Kankavali taluka, there are 8527 children out of which 8503 were weighed and 696 children were found below the average weight where as 94 were found severely below weight. In Malvan taluka there are 4964 children below the age 6. Out of which 4053 were weighed and 530 children were found below average weight and 88 were found severely below average weight.

In Vengurle taluka, there are 4362 children in the taluka below age 6, out of them 4322 were weighed and 503 children were found below average weight and 76 children were found severely below average weight. In Kudal taluka, there are 9356 children below the age group 6, out of which 9325 were weighed and 151 were found below the average weight and 162 children were found severely below average weight. In Vaibhavwadi taluka, there are 2649 children in below the age group of 6 out of which 2649 were weighed and 343 were found below average weight and 64 were severely below average weight.

In Devgad taluka, there are 7801 children below the age group of 6 and 7797 were weighed and 953 children were found below average weight and 150 were found severely below average weight.

In Dodamarg taluka, there are 3027 children below the age of 6. Out of them 2943 were weighed and 403 were found below average weight and 65 were found severely below average weight.

The woman and child development department is taking efforts to change the picture.   

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