Nutritional Policy Impediments in India’s Tribal States of: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra

Despite the existence of an assorted set of food security policies, malnutrition still presents a major humanitarian concern for many parts of India. What is needed is a unified nutritional policy that addresses, not only food availability and accessibility, but guidelines to comprehensively address the persistence of this malnutrition crisis.

The following is a future-oriented analysis of India’s efforts to end malnutrition and impediments to this goal. The first part of the report maps the existing policy frameworks and enforcing actors dedicated to tackling malnutrition in India, with a focus on the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, where Action Against Hunger works. The second part of the report analyzes the heavy trends and critical drivers impacting the implementation of these policies.