Participatory Watershed Development Impacting Undernutrition in Rural India

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This paper studies the impact of watershed development on the nutritional status (weight-for-age) of children of the 0-5 years age group and the factors at both household and village level that influence the change.This study reveals that when environmental regeneration efforts actively involve women in the management of the village daycare center, enhanced land productivity will result in improved nutritional status of children. 27 IGWDP project villages, with 1532 children of 0-60 months were studied.

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