One in three children in India are stunted, the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has come out with a national strategy to fight maternal and child malnutrition and anaemia among women and girls. Recognising that India pays an income penalty of 9-10% due to a workforce stunted during childhood, the national nutrition strategy aims to bring nutrition to the centre stage of the National Development Agenda and has outlined a vision of Malnutrition Free India, reducing all forms of malnutrition by 2030. To achieve the vision, the strategy has outlined monitorable targets such as reducing the percentage of underweight children below 5 years from 35.7% to 20.7% by 2022. It also aims to reduce the prevalence of anaemia in children (6-59 months) from 58.4% to 19.5% and in women and girls from 53.1% to 17.7% in 5 years.
Malnutrition Analysis and Reporting System (MARS) is an integrated growth monitoring system which identifies and assists in curbing malnutrition among children and maternal mortality especially from low-income families enrolled in Anganwadi Centers. MARS provides real-time monitoring and reporting of nutritional status among Children, Pregnant and Lactating Women.
Augmented Reality (AR) /Virtual Reality (VR) technology has grown leaps and bounds in the last few years. Its ability to provide immersive and enthralling experiences has enhanced its popularity manifold. Computer graphics, the use of virtual objects of real-world images, virtual interactions across geographies, the interaction of simulated objects as real-life objects are some of its most vibrant utilities, that have drawn consumers to it.
AR & VR technologies have immense potential to transform learning experiences. Adoption of techniques like game-based learning and simulations will be game changers in how learning content is delivered and experienced. These technologies are already finding many useful and impactful applications in industries like Healthcare, Manufacturing, etc.
Having caught the imagination of consumers, there is a compelling reason for all far-sighted organizations, looking for innovative ways to grow and outshine the competition, to adopt these technologies. Being futuristic, these technologies are expected to evolve further with time and find widespread adoption across industries.