In the midst of COVID crisis in Maharashtra, the decline in malnourishment cases in Nashik district has come as a silver lining. The issue of malnourishment in the tribal sub divisions of the district has always been at the centre stage every year. AIR correspondent reports that Nashik is among the several districts in the state which has been witnessing rapid spread of Covid infection.
Even as the administration is busy in mitigating the crisis, the district has however witnessed a drop in cases of malnourishment among children from tribal areas.
According to the zilla parishad’s women and child development department, as many as 1500 children have become free from malnourishment. In March last year, 3,407 children were registered as malnourished with the district administration. Also out of 810 chilldren who were seriously malnourished 438 of them have also become free of malnourishment.
The efforts taken by Anganwadi workers and health department staff who reached out to the households to provide nutritional food are being credited for bringing down the cases of malnourishment in the district.