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Child under-nutrition costs India 2-3% of GDP: World Bank

Business Standard, 13 November 2014


India loses 2-3 per cent of its GDP every year due to under-nutrition among children in the age group of up to 2 years, a World Bank report said today.


"Significant direct and indirect economic losses associated with under-nutrition with direct productivity losses estimated at more than 10 per cent of lifetime individual earnings, and about a 2-3 per cent loss to GDP," World Bank said in a report on 'Nutrition in India'.


"Stunting in early life leads to long term deficits and irreversible damage to human capital," the report said, adding that India loses over USD 12 billion in GDP to vitamin and mineral deficiencies alone. Read more....