India home to a quarter of the world’s hungry: Global Hunger Index

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    India home to a quarter of the world’s hungry: Global Hunger Index report

    India home to a quarter of the world’s hungry: Global Hunger Index report - The Times of India

    In a striking irony, the number of hungry people in the world was estimated at 842 million in 2011-13 by the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report released on Monday even as world cereal production was estimated at a near record level of 2,489 million metric tons a few days ago. About a quarter of the world's hungry, or 210 million, are in India alone.

    The number of hungry people appears to have declined slightly from the 870 million estimated in 2010-12, but the current GHI report says that this is due to a recalculation of how undernourishment is measured by the UN-linked Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Since 2006, the absolute number of undernourished people has remained unchanged but their proportion to total world population is declining because the world population is growing.

    The 2013 GHI is calculated for 120 countries for which data on its three component indicators are available and where measuring hunger is considered most relevant. The three indicators used are: the proportion of people who are undernourished, the proportion of children under five who are underweight, and the mortality (death) rate of children younger than age five. The report has been brought out by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and two international charities Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide.

    Where is India in all this? The 2013 GHI says that in India the proportion of undernourished declined from about 21% of the population to 17.5%, the proportion of underweight children declined from 43.5% to about 40% and under-five mortality declined from 7.5% to about 6%. All this put together means that the hunger index for India declined from 24 to 21 between 2003-07 and 2008-12. The proportion of underweight children is an estimate done by IFPRI as the last survey was done in 2004-05.

    In other words, the proportions and the index for India are at best an approximation. Other surveys done more recently have shown trends that indicate that the nutritive value of food consumed per person is dipping. A recent survey of consumer expenditure said that nutritional intake measured in terms of calories declined from 2,153 kilocalories (Kcal) per person per day in 1993-94 to 2,020 in 2009-10 in rural areas and from 2,071 to 1,946 Kcal in urban areas. These shocking results are according to a report of the 66th round of survey done by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO). Even between 2004-05 and 2009-10, the calorie intake per person per day dipped from 2,047 to 2,020 in rural areas and from 2,020 to 1,946 in urban areas.
    Despite these caveats regarding the GHI data, India still continues in the "Alarming" category of countries classified by severity of hunger. That puts it in the category where the hunger index is between 20 and 29.9. Others in this category are Ethiopia, Sudan, Congo, Chad, Niger, and other African countries. These are places ravaged by resource wars and extreme poverty, and they make up the bottom most bunch in the Human Development Index rankings. Meanwhile, an October report on food prospects issued by FAO forecast a record cereal harvest for 2013 powered by a 7% increase in production over 2012. Wheat output is estimated at 705 million metric tons (MMT), a record. Coarse grains output is put at 1,288 MMT, another record. And rice output is estimated at 496 MMT, yet another record. Wheat prices have declined in international markets by 16% over last year, rice prices are down 23% and maize prices by 35%, according to FAO's price monitor in October quoting prices for September 2013. With huge production and declining prices worldwide, why the world's hungry are not getting enough food is a conundrum that policy makers and experts are groping to answer.
     
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    Not to worry.

    The Food Security Bill will change the whole scenario and a well fed, well nourished India will emerge.

    Don't believe a word that Food prices Inflation is true.

    It is a matter of the Mind!
     
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    Re: India home to a quarter of the world’s hungry: Global Hunger Ind

    After affects of large population.

    BTW @ DEJAVU half of paki population is also hungry and under poverty level. who has no clue whether they will get food or not. besides whether they will survive bomb blast or target killing or not:taunt::taunt:

    your is half population our is still Quarter:taunt::taunt:
     
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    You have not realised that they have a plan to cut down poverty and hunger in Pakistan. Sheer Patriotism is what is driving them!

    They simply are doing what they are doing to reduce the population!

    What do you think the Taliban, Punjabi Taliban. Siphai some crap or the other, the Sunni saviour fronts are doing?

    It is not a religious zeal that Indians, most incorrectly, feel that is causing it.

    It is sheer nationalism and total patriotism that is getting their heart and soul.

    Cut down the population and save Pakistan!

    That is their motto.

    Their God has decreed so and that is why you think it is all about religion!
     
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    India is still a Shiit as it has no control on the religious shiits

    looks a good news for india, in fact :ranger:

    out of 1.25 billion population, hardly 210million in this list? while we have many news that half of the population of india is either poor or in a bit better state only....

    india has to reduce its population to 700million, twice to its population at the time of freedom in 1947, no more than :india:. this additional 600million are the only reason for this type of news we read on time to time...

    this 600million people are not only the shiits but also a burder on the Indian economy, which Indian Middle Class bear by heavy subcidies to them, while there are many shameless minority communities of India who just fcuk and throw their hungry kids on the streets of India for the subcidy/tax money of indian middle class, which is still not enough, and still we have this type of news for India :toilet:

    religious politics of India, to appease minorities by either means, is the main reason behind this type of news, who never let any 'forceful' population control technique to come in application, similar to Chinese One Child Policy. and these shiits of indian minorities first eat subcidies/tax money of Indian Middle Class and at the same time insult the whole nation on the world platform this way too :toilet:
     
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    India is still a Shiit as it has no control on the religious shiits

    Population of Hindus was 88% at the time of freedom while its now 80%, then why dont we have any way to first bring down populaion of the minorities to the 'ratio' it had at the time of freedom in 1947, at 12.5% of total population, when Indian population was hardly 347million? why Indian Hindus wants shiits on the streets, just because the minorities there may do this?????
     
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    sir, India Middle Class spend a very big amount to feed its poor, which is measured at around 100 times in many areas, like in agriculture which is the main source of food, as below.......

    there is a limit to feed the people for nothing, and before people may start "eating" each others, we have to reduce its population. pakistan can't certainly compare itself with india on the side of feeding people for nothing :thumb:

     
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    sir, India Middle Class spend a very big amount to feed its poor, which is measured at around 100 times in many areas, like in agriculture which is the main source of food, as below.......

    there is a limit to feed the people for nothing, and before people may start "eating" each others, we have to reduce its population. pakistan can't certainly compare itself with india on the side of feeding people for nothing :thumb:

     
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    now India may have as many population as it want, and feed them for nothing :rofl: :toilet:

    => At Rs 1,25,000 cr, Food Security Bill largest in world: Implementation a challenge, says Morgan Stanley - Economic Times

    this woman Sonia was always proved to be an enemy of India. even if Sonia might be married to a very liberal Muslim like Mr Imran Khan, she might be known as Jamina Khan, or something like this name. and even if Rajiv Gandhi was a typical hindu, he was the man who first opened Ram tample in Ayodhya by late 80s, he never forced Sonia to convert into Hindu. and now this Western Christian woman is digging grave of Indian Hindus with whatever she can do :tsk:
     
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    This is a problem we need to solve urgently and vigorously !
     

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