World Vision India, a child-focused humanitarian
organisations and IFMR LEAD, a research organisation based in India, have
released India Child Well-Being Report. It provides insights
on health, nutrition, education, sanitation and child protection.
The report examines how India fairs on child
well-being using a composite child well-being index. The index is based on
three dimensions viz. a) healthy individual development, b) positive
relationships and c) protective contexts. 24 indicators under the 3 dimensions were
selected to develop the computation of the child well-being index.
Kerala (0.76), Tamil Nadu (0.67) and Himachal
Pradesh (0.67) topped the child-wellbeing index. Puducherry performed the best
among union territories.
Meghalaya (0.53), Jharkhand (0.50) and Madhya
Pradesh (0.44) performed worst in the overall index.