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The latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS) survey has revealed a paradox. On one hand underdeveloped states like Bihar and Madhya Pradesh seem to have made significant progress on various fronts. On the other hand, developed states like Tamil Nadu are facing their own set of challenges.
The survey also reveals that Indians are faced with a new enemy: obesity.
Data from NFHS round 4 was released on Tuesday. The survey results released so far contain data from 13 states.
Catch examined at the data for six states - 3 of them underdeveloped and 3 socially developed and - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal - and compared it with the figures for NFHS 2, conducted in 2005-06.
Here are some snippets from the report: