May 28: World Hunger Day
Every year, May 28 is marked as World Hunger Day. The World Hunger Day is an initiative of the Hunger Project.
The United Nations aims to increase agricultural productivity. This is to feed 820 million people that are with inadequate food security. The UN predicts that 2 billion are to come under poverty and face hunger by 2050.
In order to eliminate hunger, the Sustainable Development Goal of “Zero Hunger” was included
India in 2019-20 produced 281.95 million tonnes of food grains. Still 69% of deaths of children under 5 in India is due to malnutrition. The data was provided by the State of World Children Report.
Also, India ranks at 102nd position in Global Hunger Index.
Current Scenario of India
- World Bank says that Human Capital Index of India is 0.44. This means that an Indian child grows only to 44% of her potential.
- Around 55% of Indian Children (of age 6 months to 23 months) had zero consumption of vegetables. This is mainly due to lack of breast feeding and diet diversity.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020
Topics: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development • 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda • India-United Nations • india-world bank • malnutrition • United Nations • World Bank • world hunger day • Zero Hunger • Zero Hunger Programme