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Located on the western fringe of the city, the taluka includes fast developing pockets like Bodakdev, Sola, Ghuma, Navrangpura, Vinzol and Jagatpur surrounding the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, which has witnessed a massive commercial development in recent years.
On the flip side, Daskroi has 6,414 malnourished and severely malnourished children, according to the state government.
The government, which came under heavy criticism from the Opposition in the Assembly Friday for alleged high malnutrition ratio among children, informed the House that there are 34,280 malnourished children in Ahmedabad district, with Daskroi topping the list.
The figures were given by the Child and Women Welfare Department in a written reply to Viramgam Congress MLA Dr Tejashree Patel during the question hour.
With 879 malnourished children, Barwala taluka is at the bottom of the list.
Early this, the heath department had identified a little over 5,300 malnourished children in the taluka during a survey covering 23,800 children and had launched a feeding programme for them under the Mission Bal Sukham.
According to a report released under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme of the central government last year, of the 39 lakh children registered with the ICDS in Gujarat, 13 lakh were found malnourished.
The government told the Assembly that various steps, including providing nutrient diets to the affected children up to the age of 6, were being taken to address the issue. The government said that diet programmes from 15 to
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