Sustainable Development In India: Role Of Women And Nutritional Status Of Children
Nutrition is the key element of sustainable development, in almost all the countries of the world. World Health Organization data (2018) shows India carries one third of the malnourished children in the world. Poor nutrition is a global problem, as it leads to social, economic, environmental problems, loss of human potential, early mortality, early pregnancy, school failure, unemployment and spread of diseases during the life span of women and children. Women empowerment is another important element of SDGs. Sustainable development goals-2 explicitly mentions and recognizes that good nutrition is a fundamental input for SDG. Twelve out of all the seventeen SDGs are directly and indirectly related to improving nutrition and health of women and children. The need of women empowerment is directly mentioned in SDG5. Both health of the children and utilization of women’s capacity in its full potential can be considered as human resource and it will ultimately lead to SD. In India malnutrition is growing at an alarming rate. Latest NFHS data shows even if the percentages of stunting and underweight are declining, the percentage of wasting is increasing tremendously. India needs a long term investment for the improvement of child nutrition, to attain sustainable development.
Keywords- Nutrition, women empowerment, food accessibility, human resource development, sustainable development goals.
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Madhumathi C,   "Sustainable Development In India: Role Of Women And Nutritional Status Of Children"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.7, Issue 3, pp.13-17, July 2019, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1903004.pdf