Child malnutrition rampant in India

Nearly 60 million children lack regular access to food, prompting crisis PM calls India's greatest shame.

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    Nearly 60 million children in India are without regular access to food, according to a World Bank estimate - a problem that Manmohan Singh, the prime minister, has called the nation's greatest shame. 

    The situation in the state of Madhya Pradesh is particularly bad, with more than 78,000 children suffering from malnutrition.

    Al Jazeera visited one district in Madhya Pradesh with particularly high malnutrition deaths and found there were no doctors at the government run nutrition centre.

    Our correspondent, Prerna Suri, reports from Bhanpura district in Madhya Pradesh on what she found there.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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