Issues Relating to Poverty and Hunger


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                                          1. What are the findings about India's economic progress in the World Inequality Report 2018? Discuss the reasons for the high and persistent income inequality in the country.
                                          2. Differentiate between Absolute Poverty and Relative Poverty. Throw light on some of the measures adopted by the current government to eliminate the curse of poverty.
                                          3. Looking at the estimated poverty decline in India between 2011-12 and 2016-17, do you think time has come for our economic policies to change? Comment.
                                          4. What are the findings of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey?
                                          5. Why there are fears that state revenue will fall behind the estimates?
                                          6. What is Global Hunger Index? List the parameters of the Global Hunger Index.
                                          7. What are the findings of the Global Hunger Index 2019?
                                          8. Analyze the performance of India in the Global Hunger Index 2019.
                                          9. The State of the World’s Children report of UNICEF portrays a dismal picture of India. Elaborate
                                          10. Despite its transformative potential the mid-day meal is perceived as charity and not a civic responsibility. Comment.
                                          11. Tackling Malnutrition with Biofortification
                                          12. Revisiting the National Nutrition Strategy 2018
                                          13. Global Hunger Index-2019: Analyzing Government Response
                                          14. Despite various laws, the problem of bonded labour is still existing in India. Discuss the causes and solutions for the existing problem.
                                          15. India continues to perform poor in global hunger index despite adequate food stocks and statutory laws to ensure food security. Analyze and provide solutions to deal with this problem.
                                          16. There is a need to shift focus from food security to nutritional security in India, comment. Also, suggest a framework to achieve nutritional self-reliance.
                                          17. India faces a paradox of being one of the largest producers of agricultural products on one hand and performing poorly in hunger index on the other hand. Discuss, also suggest ways to address this issue.
                                          18. Despite the potential of ‘Bhoodan’ and ‘Gramdan’ movements, it has remained underutilized. Discuss, also elaborate its relevance in contemporary times.
                                          19. India produces more than it needs still performs poorly in Global Hunger Index. Discuss the reasons behind this paradox and measures to curb this problem.
                                          20. In light of India’s recent performance in the Global Hunger Index, discuss the challenges and way forward in achieving food and nutritional security.
                                          21. Why is the Global Hunger Index (GHI) being criticized? What can be done to address this issue?
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