May 20, 2019

Karnataka Man Grows Superfood In Backyard, Helps 1.5 Lakh Kids Fight Malnutrition!

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Prevalence of underweight children in India is almost double than that of Sub-Saharan Africa. However, the good news is, it can be treated with this cost-effective green superfood that has the same nutrients as one kilo of fruits and vegetables. It all started when Mahesh was in the final year of engineering at PES Institute of Technology in Bengaluru. "I wanted to do my dissertation in forensic science, and while researching the topics I came across the issue of malnourishment. Back in 2009, the headlines said that 42 per cent of all children in India were malnutritioned which was a national shame. It was very disturbing since it was a silent killer and not everyone was aware about it, Mahesh tells The Better India (TBI)."