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Why India performs so poorly in fighting hunger

Recently, a study on India's State Hunger Index comparing hunger across all India states was released by Purnima Menon, Anil Deolalikar and Anjor Bhaskar. Dr Purnima Menon is a research fellow at......

Universalise the PDS, increase rations

The horrifying state of hunger in India adds urgency to the need to implement a new food security law, writes Praful Bidwai.The announcement that the United Progressive Alliance will reconstitute......

India scores badly on Hunger Index, lags behind Nepal

Image: Children eat their community lunch inside a relief camp near Bilasipara town in Assam. Photograph: Utpal Baruah/Reuters Though hunger levels are not alarming in India, it still fares......

UPA government: A decade of DECAY!

The two decades of our "spectacular economic progress" has side-stepped vast swath of our underprivileged that oscillates between twenty per cent and one-fifth of our population, writes M R......

Why India scores poorly in global hunger index

India's extremely poor score in successive years in the global hunger index (GHI) should remind policy makers of the unfinished agenda of liberalisation. In 2012, the International Food Policy......

25 mn more kids to go hungry by 2050; India to be worst-hit

Over 25 million more children will suffer from malnourishment by 2050 due to effects of climate change and India will be one of the worst affected in the Asian region, a report by the International......

Food problems?A portal soon for developing nations

The International Food Policy Research Institutehas brought together 20 countries, including China, Brazil and India, through a portal where food and agricultural policy makers will exchange their......

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Q. According to WFP, India accounts around 50% of the worlds hungry. (more than in the whole of Africa) and its fiscal deficit is one of the highest in the world. Indias Global Hunger Index (GHI) score is 23.7, a rank of 66th out of 88 countries. Indias rating is slightly above Bangladesh but below all other South Asian nations and India is listed under ALARMING category. Ref: IFPRI Country Report on India - Please Discuss
:  A. thanks for the information more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/according-to-wfp-india-accounts-around-50-of-the-worlds-hung//answers/17968197

venkatesaldevarajan
Q. Per capita food consumption of world population is as follow:-1964-66 ---------->2358 kcal/capita/day1974-76 ------------> 2435 kcal/capita/day1984-86 -------------> 2655 kcal/capita/day1997-99 -------------> 2803 kcal/capita/day2015 ---------> 2940 kcal/capita/day (Estimated)2030 ----------> 3050 kcal/capita/day (Estimated)What does this imply?(All data are adapted from FAO Yearly Journal.)
Venkatesaldevarajan:  A. A recent comprehensive assessment of the impact of climate change on agriculture, made by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/per-capita-food-consumption-of-world-population-is-as-follow/17968186/answers/16757663

Sweet Tamarind
Q. The Cultivation of food grains is year by year is in decreasing will it affect to future economy?
Sweet Tamarind:  A. Though the climate change has begun to create problems for food production all over the world, but the developing countries, especially of South...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-cultivation-of-food-grains-is-year-by-year-is-in-decreas/16757546/answers/16756214

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Q. Why are bio-fuels a threat to poor people?
Vijayasundarr Vijayasundarr:  A. Biofuels development to provide alternative energy sources and mitigate climate change offers both hope and threats. Part of the threat lies in the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-are-bio-fuels-a-threat-to-poor-people/16756081/answers/8115873

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India's hunger conundrum

Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Last month, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI).... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/5RfQ6vocBZxBZOLsZnkbzK/Indias-hunger-conundrum.html
White House Garden Harvests Vitamin-A Rich Orange Sweet Potato

African Press Organization 2014-11-17 WASHINGTON, November 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- For the first time, this year's crop in... ...

http://www.bizwireexpress.com/showstoryAPO.php?storyid=8737
The story so far

Noting the wide disparities in living standards between different countries of the world, Nobel-winning macroeconomist R.E. Lucas commented in a... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/BBdMguo9nul09l6CoNU8fP/Indias-battle-against-hunger-and-malnutrition-The-story-so.html
Nehru's children

Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Jawaharlal Nehru was born 125 years ago. The country's first Prime Minister was known for his love for children... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/NTZZJgpkLOX1LM0LLAorAJ/Nehrus-children.html
Five charts that explain the turnaround in India's food distribution system

The IFPRI report identified improvements in India's food distribution system as a major contributor to the turnaround in malnutrition rates. Photo:... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/fuoA706ppXsTC7lOTf5oGO/Five-charts-that-explain-the-turnaround-in-Indias-food-dist.html

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