Thirty-nine percent of Indian children are stunted from poor nutrition—what can be done?

Recently, the New York Times ran an article that was quite telling about the health and sanitation conditions in India and how they are affecting the development of children. One point is quite striking; according to the article, “. . . India is the epicenter of global malnutrition: 39 percent of Indian children are stunted from poor nutrition, according to government figures (other estimates are higher). Stunting is worse in India than in Burkina Faso or Haiti, worse than in Bangladesh or North Korea.”Rage_Picker_2 India Development Service has taken a pan-India approach in dealing with nutrition, sanitation, and preventive health care in vulnerable communities throughout the country. You can see some of our projects in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and the NCR of India. Furthermore, IDS is co-sponsoring an international workshop called Waste Management Innovations: Research, Learning and Propagation to be held on January 15, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at TERI University (Environmental and Sustainability Studies) in New Delhi. By promoting strong links between technical practitioners, policy makers, and researchers, we hope to develop innovative solutions to deal with sanitation problems in urban and rural India.