Health And Nutrition
Available data indicates pervasive under nutrition among women and children in India. According to the National Family Health Survey-3 data, nearly half the children in the country were undernourished. Full immunization coverage in rural areas is still alarmingly low, at 40%. The proportion of anemic children under-3 has gone up from 74% to 79%. We also have the highest percentage (87%) of pregnant anemic women in the world (World Bank, 2007).
The area where Nagrath Charitable Trust is working is one of the poorest, remote and drought-prone tribal pockets in Madhya Pradesh, characterized by a high incidence of poverty and malnutrition, low levels of literacy, poor availability of health, education facilities etc. There is an urgent need for carrying out reforms in the remote hinterland of this country, especially these tribal areas that face a terrible crisis of governance. The Trust has made plenty of efforts and has made significant headway in reducing these abysmal figures.