India Child Hunger Rates Horrific Even As Economy Grows

04/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Small, sick, listless children have long been India's scourge -- "a national shame," in the words of its prime minister, Manmohan Singh. But even after a decade of galloping economic growth, child malnutrition rates are worse here than in many sub-Saharan African countries, and they stand out as a paradox in a proud democracy.

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