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Episode 2: Fighting to Survive: The Harsh Reality of Malnutrition for Alagan and His Parents

Alagan’s parents, Meena and Mani, were living in a small village near Udumalpet. They were both illiterate and worked as daily wage laborers in the nearby construction site. Their income was barely enough to meet their daily needs, and they had to prioritize their expenses to survive each day. Meena and Mani noticed that Alagan […]

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Episode 1: Nourishing Alagan’s Future: A Tale of Struggle and Strength

Alagan was a little boy who lived with his parents in a small mud hut on the outskirts of Udumalpet. His parents, Mani and Meena, worked long hours as construction laborers, earning meager wages that barely kept them fed. The family struggled to make ends meet, but they persevered through the long, grueling days, hoping

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India’s Child Malnutrition Crisis: A Threat to Future Development

Child Malnutrition in India: A Growing Crisis Child malnutrition is a major problem in India, with one in three children under the age of five being malnourished. According to the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) conducted in 2019-20, the prevalence of stunting (low height-for-age) among children under five years of age in India is 34.7%,

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