Delivering Essential Nutrition: Interventions for Women in Tribal Pockets of Eastern India -Vani Sethi, Sourav Bhattacharjee, Sonali Sinha and others

-Economic and Political Weekly

In India, despite provisions for tribal development, 32% of tribal women are chronically undernourished, as opposed to 23% among those not belonging to tribal households.Large-scale surveys and routine monitoring are currently deficient in measuring the nutrition status of women, especially tribal women. This study was undertaken to analyse the reach of various health-related schemes for tribal women in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Odisha. In the light of its findings, it is recommended that all national schemes should be reviewed through a tribal lens, as tribes remain outside the ambit of most nutrition safety nets. Proven measures like strengthening tribal development nodal agencies, motivational incentives to fieldworkers and organised community involvement, need to be scaled up.

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Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 54, Issue No. 4, 26 January, 2019, https://www.epw.in/journal/2019/4/special-articles/delivering-essential-nutrition.html

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