Mains-49: Issues Relating to Poverty and Hunger
India has ranked 102 in the Global Hunger Index, out of 117 qualified countries. Most of this poor performance has been attributed to the increase in the prevalence of wasting in children below the age of 5. What is the problem India is facing? Hunger is defined by caloric deficiency. Malnutrition is the lack of ..
According to recent studies by Lancet, there is evidence of undernutrition and obesity now co-existing and promoting one another. It has also been found that unsafe food contributes directly / indirectly to nutritional outcomes and that poor eating habits impacts our digestion and thereby nutrition. Increase in overweight numbers is a result of changes in ..
In the Global Hunger Index, India has ranked at 103rd position among 119 countries. It is continuous focus on calories rather than nutritional aspects of diet which has led to this distressed state. According to the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey 2016-18 and the SRS 2018 data, 34.7% of the children are stunted, 17.3% are wasted ..
Despite its transformative potential the mid-day meal is perceived as charity and not a civic responsibility. Comment.
Ever since being made compulsory by the Supreme Court, the mid-day meal scheme has received considerable appreciation not only from India but from all quarters of the world. The scheme is the world’s biggest of its kind and with any scheme of its size, it will come with a bunch of problems, some more serious ..
UNICEF has released its State of the World’s Children report for 2019. This is the first UNICEF report on child nutrition in the last 20 years. The report comes on the heels of the Global Hunger Index report. Findings of the Report: Where does India stand One in three children under the age of five ..