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Strategies for Children under Six
Authors: Working Group on Children under Six
Source: Economic and Political Weekly, VOL 42 No. 52 December 20, 2007 – January 04, 2008,
Topic(s): Child health
Country: Asia
Published: DEC 2007
Abstract: Development indices show that India neglects the early care and development of children, especially those under the age of six. The recently released report of the third National Family Health Survey shows that progress in the improvement of their condition is very slow. These children receive very little attention in the media, political debates or Parliament. This paper prepares a framework for the Eleventh Plan that urges the government to prioritise policies towards children under the age of six to protect their rights and ensure a better future for them.