India below Bangladesh, Rwanda in global hunger rankings

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  1. CrYsIs

    CrYsIs Regular Member

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    India continues to have serious levels of widespread hunger forcing it to be ranked a lowly 97 among 118 develop ing countries for which the Global Hunger Index (GHI) was calculated this year. Countries worse than India include extremely poor African countries such as Niger, Chad, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone besides two of India's neighbours: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Other neighbours Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and China are all ranked above India.

    Although India runs two of the world's biggest children's nutrition programmes, the ICDS for children under 6 years and the mid-day meal programme for school going kids up to the age of 14, malnutrition continues to haunt India.

    Endemic poverty, unemployment, lack of sanitation and safe drinking water, and lack of effective healthcare are main factors for the sorry state.


    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...obal-hunger-rankings/articleshow/54825888.cms
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    Just a few years ago, India was even behind Pakistan.

    India continues to improve rank in Hunger Index every year and will even get out of "serious" order in few years.
    CrYsIs seems to be one of those 15% left stunted guys.
    @CrYsIs either won't be found online or will silence this topic forever after that.:biggrin2:
     
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    IndianHawk Regular Member

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    Ahh
    Remember we produce more than we consume, we are surplus producers.
    We even export food grain.
    But poor people don't have purchasing power. PDS has leakages.

    Solutions== computerized PDS.
    Abolish mandis free trading of food articles and better infrastructure== low cast.
    Stop wastage, store more.

    Work on all the above ongoing.
     

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