Atlas/Dashboard of Nutritional Status of Children in India

Geo-visualising Diet, Anthropometric and Clinical Indicators for Children in India
Using the disaggregated data from the fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS 2015-16), researchers from Geographic Insights Lab at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the Institute of Economic Growth present a dashboard and atlas for 31 nutritional indicators that include diet, anthropometry, clinical and service utilization measures of child nutrition for the districts of India. The geo-visualisations are presented with a motivation to help various stakeholders prioritise indicators and districts for interventions.
Notwithstanding the value of utilising the summary data for select indicators made available by the fifth NFHS (2019-20) for 17 states and 5 union territories, it is important to note that a truly all-India picture covering all districts of India will not be available at least until the later part of 2021. Even as we await the availability of disaggregated data for a full range of indicators, there remains much to be investigated and learned from a more detailed examination of the fourth round of the NFHS.


Date :Dec 21,2020