While the incidence of Malnutrition has improved within the country, it has not kept pace with the investment and GDP growth in India. The incidence of Malnutrition is particularly high in marginalized communities (SC & ST) and more prominent in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

As per recent most NFHS 4 data, it is seen that cases of malnutrition increase as percent of men or women having below normal Body Mass Index (BMI < 18.5 kg/m2) increase