Young Child Outcomes Index – Report

The State Of Young Child In India – Report

On 4 September 2020, the Vice President Venkaiah Naidu released ‘The State of Young Child in India’ report (Young Child Outcome Index), a comprehensive account of the challenges related to early child development in India.

While releasing ‘The State of Young Child in India’ report the Vice President said that the child development should be the foundation of our development architecture.

Improving Score of the Young Child Outcome Index

2005-062015-16Change
India (average)0.4430.585+0.142
State of the Young Child In India Report

Top Three States in the Young Child Outcome Index

State2005-062015-16Change
Kerala0.7960.858+0.062
Goa0.5570.817+0.06
Tripura0.5820.761+0.179
Top Three States in the Young Child Outcome Index

Bottom Three States in the Young Child Outcome Index

State2005-062015-16Change
Bihar0.2980.452+0.155
UP0.2900.460+0.17
Jharkhand0.3710.500+0.129
Bottom Three States in the Young Child Outcome Index

Highlights – Young Child Outcome Index Report

  • The report has been prepared by Mobile Creches a policy advocacy organisation which works with the underprivileged children across India.
  • Vice President underlining the importance of ensuring healthy, happy, caring and playful early years for children for their holistic development, he also observed that adequate nutrition and positive caring environment at home play an important role in a child’s development. The years from birth until the age of five were critical, he pointed out.
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said that for healthy development, children should grow up in an environment where their emotional, social, educational and other needs are fully met.
  • Educated and healthy people with a good foundation in the early years contribute to the financial and social wealth of their societies. said that for healthy development, children should grow up in an environment where their emotional, social, educational and other needs are fully met.
  • Educated and healthy people with a good foundation in the early years contribute to the financial and social wealth of their societies.
  • Vice President said that for healthy development, children should grow up in an environment where their emotional, social, educational and other needs are fully met. Educated and healthy people with a good foundation in the early years contribute to the financial and social wealth of their societies.
  • Vice President said that of the 159 million children aged below 6 years in India, 21% are undernourished, 36% are underweight and 38% do not receive full immunization. “These figures underline the crucial importance to invest in early childhood for realizing the full potential in later years”, he stressed.
  • The report also pointed to the insurmountable evidence of the huge returns on investment in Early Childhood Development (ECD) at the individual, household and country levels.
  • Based on ranking and values on the Young Child Outcome Index (YCOI), the report named Kerala, Goa, Tripura and Tamil Nadu to be among the top performers, while eight states– Assam, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar— with scores below the national average lagged behind.

Source : PIB

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