Children are not vote banks. This is precisely why parliamentarians don’t usually do much to combat malnutrition. But unless they come forward collectively, the promise of Poshan Abhiyaan will remain unfulfilled
Like India’s Green and White revolutions, which received strong patronage and the highest political will to deliver and transform, a Nutrition Revolution needs a very well-structured institutional mechanism.
Today, people claim the central African country of Rwanda has the highest rate of breastfeeding (87%) in the world. But not many are aware that Surguja, a rural district in Chhattisgarh, has 87.5% breastfeeding rate (children below 6 months) which surpasses Rwanda.