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Nutrient Consumption in India: Evidence from a Village Study. / Dutta, Indranil; Kapoor, Shruti; Prasanta, Pattanaik.

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Dutta I, Kapoor S, Prasanta P. Nutrient Consumption in India: Evidence from a Village Study. Review of Development Economics. 2020 Jun 10. https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12679

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Dutta, Indranil ; Kapoor, Shruti ; Prasanta, Pattanaik. / Nutrient Consumption in India: Evidence from a Village Study. In: Review of Development Economics. 2020.

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