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A Cost of Diet assessment was conducted in West Singhbhum district in 2019 to estimate the lowest cost and quantity and combination of local foods needed to provide a typical family with foods that meet their average needs for energy and their recommended intakes of protein, fat and micronutrients. This study finds that universal uptake of nutrition interventions such as Public Distribution System, take home ration, IFA supplementation, supplementation of eggs, and/or social protection interventions such as MNREGA, pension, livelihood schemes, can lead to significant decrease in percentage income spent on the cost of a food habits based nutritious diet. The recommendations in the study about how to make low cost healthy diets accessible to all can be useful for policy makers. Click here to read the report.