Gujarat is a state of Western India with a population of around 60 million. The data from NFHS 4 suggest that 38.5% of under 5 children in Gujarat are stunted, 26.4% are wasted and 39.3% of children are grossly underweight. There is an urgent need to address malnutrition in the state with coordinated efforts.

The coalition partners have realised the need for a state coalition chapter which will be a platform for leveraging the efforts done by various development actors, bringing about stakeholder and message alignment, and influencing the policy makers.