â„– of hungry people in India falling but rising in Pakistan

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  1. Blackwater

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    NEW DELHI: The number of hungry people in India has fallen to by 9.5 per cent to 190.7 million now from 210.8 million two decades ago, but in neigbouring Pakistan the number has risen by over 38 per cent in the same period, a UN report said. :laugh::laugh:

    India, however, has the dubious distinction of being home to the maximum number of hungry people in South Asia (190.7 million). Pakistan has 39.6 million hungry people, Bangladesh (26.2 million), Sri Lanka (5.2 million) and Nepal (3.6 million).

    According to the report, the number of hungry people in India has come down by 9.5 per cent to 190.7 million 2012-14 from 210.8 million during 1990-92.

    The report is jointly prepared by the UN body FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme.


    In Pakistan, their number has gone up by 38 per cent to 39.6 million from 28.7 million, the report said.

    Bangladesh has made good progress as the number of hungry people has come down by over 27 per cent to 26.2 million now from 36 million in 1990-92.

    Similarly, their number in Nepal has come down by 14.4 per cent to 3.6 million from 4.2 million, while in Sri Lanka it has come down by 2.6 per cent to 5.2 million from 5.4 million in the same period.

    With the number of undernourished people remaining "unacceptably high", the report stressed the need to renew the political commitment to tackle hunger and to transform it into concrete actions.

    India and neighouring nations are lagging far behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving hunger by 2015.

    According to the UN report, 63 developing countries have reached the MDG target to date, and six more are on track to reach it by 2015.

    Globally, the number of hungry people has declined by more than 200 million since 1990-92 and currently about 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, it said.

    "Despite significant progress overall, several regions and sub-regions continue to lag behind. ...Asia, the world's most populous region, is also home to the majority of the hungry - 526 million people," it added.

    The UN report said that the MDG target is within reach, "if appropriate and immediate efforts are stepped up."

    No of hungry people in India falling but rising in Pak: Report | Business Standard News
     
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  3. nimo_cn

    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    hail, Indian democracy!

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    I'm very happy not bcoz of India's reducing or Pork*s Rising but Bangladesh is improving...... i hope they stop pole vaulting :thumb:
     
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    Poverty in eastern India is linked to Bangladeshi infiltrations. These infiltrators are accessed to all Govt schemes where as local populace is deprived of the same due to vote bank policies. how come this is off topic? Visits Assam and West Bengal (Districts -North and South 24 Parganas). The recent Bank A/c opening drive was shocker. If the govt generate the report, the status will be crystal clear. Every Bank branches were flooded with these people.

    Just google and find out the money remittance from India to Bangladesh during 2000-2012. They are looting money from India and sending back to Bangladesh.
     
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    I think mods too much strict like my Teachers in KG :rofl:

    Any way i mentioned BD bcoz if u Google BD their social sectors like education/health/TFR BD 2.2 Ind 2.5 and prki 2.8 are very impressive

    and Terrorists are very very less,BD don't have much resources.I think Nepal,BD&Bhutan are India's responsibility.If they failed we will also doomed.
     
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    BD's major issue is their population growth which is putting huge pressure on their resources. This is the primary reason behind migration. If they fail to control their population we will end up losing NE.
     
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    Mad Indian Proud Bigot Veteran Member Senior Member

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    No no no. hail CCP! I never thought it is even possible to brainwash people into accepting slavery but CCP has proven otherwise! Once again CCP - :salute:
     
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    If thats true, then North Easterners causing poverty in rest of India is also true :rolleyes:
     
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    Read the post again.
     
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    Sry if you cant understand my post
     
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    You have 190 million hungry people and you are building air craft carriers.... You could not get further away from Nordic countries social principles even if you tried.
     
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    Our defense budget is still 3 % of the country's GDP.

    India spends billions of dollars in welfare schemes. India also lifted tens of Millions out of poverty in the last decade. There are some ambitious targets set for the next decade as well.

    India is facing two nuclear hostile neighbors in China and Pakistan and National security is also important for us.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    So you people sitting in safe lands today want India to stop all of their Military modernization against 2 aggressive neighbors? You want us to fight with swords with 2 Nuclear states Armed to teeth? Do you want to share border with Pakistan and take terrorists? Do you want to be bullied by China on borders?

    The Defense Budget of India is not even 3% and we know our priorities.On the other hand Pakistan and China has a big chunk as Defense Budget and never disclose it properly and hide their poverty levels.

    The so called "Don't make weapons and give free food to poor" or "Don't send Mars mission, feed poor for free" has no logic here since poverty is not fought with free food.We are sick and tired of stupid suggestions like these. We have poverty and we are reducing it but that doesn't mean you have some right to tell us what we need to do.

    Also come down from your high horses and arrogance of "We the Nordic are God so listen to us."
     
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    no its 190 million indian people not hungry:taunt::taunt:
     
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    I got your point, Finland was also poorly prepared when Red Army attacked our country. Luckily we now have both good defense and low inequity. We even have funds for aid to third world which is almost half of India's.
     
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    Good post. "Poverty is not fought with free food" is a sentence that needs to be ingrained in all the Westerners who pass sanctimonious advice on how so-called "third world nations" need to spend their money. Poverty is fought with job creation, industrialization, infrastructure, etc. Keyboard heroes in the West who enjoy speaking about how India should not spend money on X or Y need to get a course in basic economics and commonsense.
     
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    Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

    a) Get modern tech and defense capabilities and still get called out for usual "poverty" porn.
    b) Stay backwards and let West / European self righteous nations dictate terms (who themselves started as plunderers and made their initial fortune by genocide + colonization) and still get called out for usual "poverty" porn.

    There is no escaping for "poor" India at all. :rolleyes:

    For those with concerns about India building aircraft carriers rather than eliminating poverty, to put that in perspective :

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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Good to know you got the point.

    I wanted to give you the example of what happened between Russians and Finnish in WW's but kept to only India related stuff.

    Now the so called poverty level can be argued since in India the so called "poor" use free electricity and water etc and pay nothing.The Tax payers(like me) have to give Bills and Taxes.Their earnings is not recorded and they pay no Tax. The images of poverty might unsettle rich people sitting in comfort in 1st World Countries but not us.People are poor not just because they have no job but their mentality and their approach and attitude towards life.

    Now Finland has population of just 5.5 Million and India has 1250 Million.How can you compare at all? Why Europe doesn't make 1 country? Why can't they agree on small things?

    Just Delhi has about 20 million population. India is a country of countries.Not so difficult to manage a country having 1 religion and language and just few million people but to control a country of 1.2 Billion having 300 languages and 8 Religions is more complex than you people can understand BUT still we are improving since we want to improve.Govt gives homes to "poor" on much less rates in housing schemes but these poor rent it and go back to their slums.

    We are making Aircraft Carriers and modernizing our Defense Forces and working towards indigenous stuff which would give Lakhs of jobs to our own people.We would export it too.No one can teach us where to spend our OWN money.

    Also about foreign aid. India might be still "poor" but helping your 1st World Europe. India to add $10 bn to aid Europe - Hindustan Times

    I would strongly suggest you learn more about India.
     
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  20. jouni

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    Agree that is the way to develop. My country has not, at least to my knowledge, plundered or colonized anybody. Nor have we natural resources in high amounts. Our wealth is based on high education and industrialization. Now we must learn from UK and Sweden about post industrialization success.
     
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    Maybe EU will develop to United States of Europe, but even today's EU works almost like one country. I do not know how India treats its poor, but I don't believe in accusing them of being poor. Ok, maybe it comes from your religion...don't want to argue. Yes India is big, so big its difficult to understand from my cultural background.
     

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