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Which Indian state has highest stunted children under 5 years of age as per the report on Food & Nutrition Security (FNS)?

[A]. Jharkhand
[B]. Uttar Pradesh
[C]. Bihar
[D]. Meghalaya

Answer: Option C


The stunting in children under 5years of age is the highest in Bihar (48%), Uttar Pradesh (46%), Jharkhand (45%), and Meghalaya (44%). Only one in five children in Kerala and Goa (20% each) are stunted. The report on Food & Nutrition Security (FNS) Analysis of India developed by UN (United Nations) World Food Programme in partnership with Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) stated that 31.4% of Indian children under five years will still be stunted by 2022.

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