HUNGaMA – short for HUNGer and MAlnutrtition is Naandi’s campaign against child malnutrition in India. The first step in this campaign was the HUNGaMA Survey, which was conducted across 112 rural districts of India in 2011 and provides reliable estimates of child nutrition covering nearly 20% of Indian children. Its objective was to understand the current situation and provide a basis for focused action. The findings of this survey were released by the Honourable Prime Minister of India on 10 January, 2012.
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In his speech Dr. Manmohan Singh said, “The problem of malnutrition is a matter of national shame… And we cannot hope for a healthy future for our country with a large number of malnourished children.” Read the entire speech by the Prime Minister at the release of HUNGaMA (Hunger and Malnutrition) Report here: http://pmindia.nic.in/speech-details.php?nodeid=1125
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More information about the HUNGaMA survey will follow. Stay tuned to our Naandi Foundation blog for more stories.