GS-II: Issues Relating to Poverty and Hunger
The global hunger index is a method for evaluating and tracking global, regional and national hunger. India has ranked poor in the global hunger index 2022 with the rank of 107 among 121 countries. This has released concerns regarding the ..
In light of India’s recent performance in the Global Hunger Index, discuss the challenges and way forward in achieving food and nutritional security.
India has been ranked 107th out of 121 countries in the global hunger index of 2022. With a score of 29.1, India has been put in the serious category, where 0 indicates zero hunger. India was ranked 101st out of ..
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.
Global Hunger Index 2021 has ranked India 101 out of 116 countries revealing an acute case of hunger. The problem of hunger does not lie in food production as: India’s wheat and rice production is consistently increasing for the last ..
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.
Hunger is the distress that arises from insufficient calorie intake. The Paradox: After Independence, India was still a net importer of grains, as our agriculture sector was not developed. We were dependent on PL480 contract with USA where ships filled ..
Despite the potential of ‘Bhoodan’ and ‘Gramdan’ movements, it has remained underutilized. Discuss, also elaborate its relevance in contemporary times.
‘Bhoodan’ was a voluntary land redistributive movement launched by Vinoba Bhave after independence. Its essential features are as follows: Zamindars & Land owners to donate ~1/5th of their land. Based on principle of trusteeship of Mahatma Gandhi. Drew upon heritage ..
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.
Hunger is the distress that arises from insufficient calorie intake. Thus, early policymakers focus was ensuring adequate calorie consumption via food security. Hence, India adopted the PDS/T-PDS/I-PDS, and recently the National Food Security Act, 2013. Challenges: While, food security has ..