Friday, February 25, 2011

HUNGRY INDIA



We in India seem to get carried away with numbers which are fed to us through the media which seemingly is so biased that it has lost its credibility to zero. The priority for this govt seems to be the two important factors.
1----Sensex 
 2---GDP.
We are aspiring to be a super power by year 2020.
What makes is a country a super power? 
The PEOPLE.
How can one expect the people to add to our aspirations of being a super power when they are hungry?

International Food Policy Institute has released its report on Global Hunger Index. 

The index rated 84 countries on the basis of three leading indicators--prevalence of child malnutrition, rate of child mortality and the proportion of people who are calorie deficient.


 India has been ranked 67 much lower than its neighbours- China, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Countries which are covered in the report include Syria---1, China----9, Thailand----22, Srilanka----39, Pakistan----52, Nepal----56, Rwanda----56, Bangladesh----68, INDIA----67.


1.83 million Children below age of 5, die every year in India. What good is GDP and Sensex?


“How sad that India makes the front page of The New York Times because 45% of our children are malnourished”....says Tavleen Singh

We have millions of tons of food grain rotting on the streets, outside FCI godowns whereas Central Govt and State Govt have been playing politics depending upon which party is ruling the state.





let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW


posted,25/02/11

b k chowla 



4 comments:

sushant jain said...

Agree with you...

Jon said...

Talking of the GDP....I make out most of the middle class do the shares
So when govt. says GDP is on roll...the sensex shoots up

So I think the govt. is obsessed with GDP to keep US happy

BK Chowla, said...

sushant jain,
Thank you so much.

BK Chowla, said...

Jon,
The entire scene is USA based and directed by White House.