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Singh Calls India’s Malnutrition 'National Shame'

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released results of the Hunger and Malnutrition Survey, which monitored 73,000 households across nine Indian states.

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called malnutrition in the country "a national shame" on Tuesday as he released a major survey that found 42 percent of children under five were underweight, January 10, 2012. (AFP)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called malnutrition in the country "a national shame" on Tuesday as he released a major survey that found 42 percent of children under five were underweight, January 10, 2012. (AFP)

An Indian boy mixes rice and pickle to feed his brother at his home in a slum in Hyderabad, January 10, 2012. (AFP)
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An Indian boy mixes rice and pickle to feed his brother at his home in a slum in Hyderabad, January 10, 2012. (AFP)

Indian children eat their mid-day meal at an Government High School in Hyderabad. Levels of under-nutrition in the country were "unacceptably high" despite impressive GDP growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on January 10, 2012. (AFP)
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Indian children eat their mid-day meal at an Government High School in Hyderabad. Levels of under-nutrition in the country were "unacceptably high" despite impressive GDP growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on January 10, 2012. (AFP)

An Indian teacher serves the mid-day meal to children at a Government High School in Hyderabad, on January 10, 2012. (AFP)
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An Indian teacher serves the mid-day meal to children at a Government High School in Hyderabad, on January 10, 2012. (AFP)

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