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MP Raju Shetti, Maharashtra's foremost farmer leader and president of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana, interviewed by Ajaz Ashraf (

cheaper rates. The produce of organic farming is healthier and even tastier than that of modern agriculture. However, in our country, there is a huge mass of people who struggle to overcome their Hunger. Their vulnerability has them procure food at as cheap a rate as possible. They don’t eat to keep healthy. They don’t eat to savour the food. They eat to survive. I think they comprise 40% to 45% of India’s population. It is for t

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The malaise of malnutrition -Thomas Abraham

its 2022 target A new report, ‘Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019’, authored by the Government of India and the United Nations World Food Programme, paints a picture of Hunger and malnutrition amongst children in large pockets of India. This punctures the image of a nation marching towards prosperity. It raises moral and ethical questions about the nature of a state and society that, after 70 years of independence, still

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Denied pensions for six years, nearly 200,000 senior citizens in Delhi are forced to work again -Akshita Nagpal

ar card, she said – and age restricts her movement. The pension was not much, but it was vital for Ram Pyari. “The pension wasn’t enough to buy gold or silver but it took care of Hunger,” she said. Kamru Jamaal and Ram Pyari are among nearly 200,000 impoverished senior citizens of Delhi who lost their pensions in 2013, a year after Delhi’s municipal corporation was trifurcated into North, South and East districts. T

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Children have the right to eat eggs, onions and garlic -Dipa Sinha

School meals have been widely hailed for their multiple benefits — they increase enrolment and attendance, particularly of children from vulnerable groups; contribute to reduce “classroom Hunger” and improve learning outcomes. While the midday meal scheme in India started in states like Tamil Nadu much earlier, the provision of cooked food in government schools was universalised following a Supreme Court order in the 2001 Right to

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31.4% of Indian children will be stunted by 2022: report

t of 25% by that time, says the report. Analysis of progress The report, which is a baseline analysis of the country’s progress in achieving the second Sustainable Development Goal to end Hunger, was prepared by the UN World Food Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Foodgrain yields have risen 33% over the last two decades, but are still only half of 2030 target yields, says the report

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Marathwada: Zero rabi crop, bone dry wells, serial Hunger strikes in despair -Kavitha Iyer

age are in Marathwada — 1,467 villages. Beed (Maharastra), Mumbai: Twice over the last six months, residents of Chaklamba village in Beed district’s Georai taluka have gone on a relay Hunger strike in 43-degree temperatures, spending scorching afternoons in the shade of a flimsy cloth tent on the outskirts of the village, a banner behind them stating their demands. During February’s 12-day Hu

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Fix healthcare now, or future shock is certain -Patralekha Chatterjee

-Deccan Chronicle Encephalopathy is a disease in which the functioning of the brain is affected. Whose children go to bed hungry? In a country with glaring social and economic disparities, Hunger is a deeply political issue which many would like to dodge. But that is at the heart of the big story about the recent child deaths in Muzaffarpur, Bihar’s litchi growing belt. At the time of writing, more than 100 children are dead of acute

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Jharkhand's invisible citizens: Netas don't have time for one of India's poorest districts -Anumeha Yadav

he election season seems to have skipped adivasis in the state that has recorded 19 deaths from starvation since 2017. On New Year’s Eve, Baghiya Birijiya lost her mother Budhni Birijiyan to Hunger, cold, and extreme poverty in Latehar, one of India’s poorest districts. The family had so few means that they could not cremate the 80-year-old’s body for two days, until public pressure led the administration to intervene to provide ?

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Prevalence of Undernourishment in Indian States: Explorations Based on NSS 68th Round -Vikas Rawal, Vaishali Bansal & Prachi Bansal

-Economic and Political Weekly Prevalence of undernourishment, a measure developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization, is a key indicator for global Hunger and food insecurity targets. The FAO has developed a sound conceptual model for estimating the prevalence of dietary energy deficiency. However, the estimation methodology of the prevalence of undernourishment has been a subject of much debate. Important modifications are suggested in th

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MS Swaminathan, father of Green Revolution, interviewed by Jitheesh PM & Jipson John (

ry. This was from 1942 to 1944. In 1942, Mahatma Gandhi led the Quit India Movement. At the same time, there was the infamous Bengal famine. Every day newspapers carried reports of people dying of Hunger. We were all idealistic at that time. I thought the best way to serve the country would be on the food production side. So, I told my family that I would not take admission in medical college but would apply to agricultural college. I applied to Ma

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