Without touching on other issues relating to equality or otherwise, some of the facts as quoted by various sections of media and reports appearing, Indians are far from equal when it comes to hunger.
India State hunger index (ISHI) published by International Food policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has been released... According to the report, India’s Global Hunger Index (GHI) score is 23.7, which is 65th out of 84 countries. It ranks slightly above Bangladesh and below all other South Asian nations. Nigeria, Kenya, Cambodia, Rwanda, Pakistan etc have performed better and are placed better than India.
Report from ISHI is an eye opener, but, Govt has chosen not to comment on it, lest it is questioned for its actions.
More than 2000 children have died of hunger in Karnataka's Raichur district over the last 3 years. The government admits that around 4500 children are malnourished in Raichur. —express buzz 21Oct 11.
National Crime Records Bureau started recording farm suicide data — to 2, 56,913, the worst-ever recorded wave of suicides of this kind in human history.
With 21% of its population undernourished, nearly 44% of under-5 children underweight and 7% of them dying before they reach five years, India is firmly established among the world's most hunger-ridden countries. Today India has 213 million hungry and malnourished people by GHI estimates although the UN agency FAO puts the figure at around 230 million...TOI
The situation has been so alarming that the highest court in India had to intervene to instruct the Govt to distribute rotting food to the hungry.
Millions of tonnes of food grain rot on street and across railway tracks, but, in 64 yrs Govt hasn’t built enough storage space.
India has produced a record breaking volume-amongst highest in the world-still Indians go hungry.
You-me-us-we go to sleep hungry just because lack of political will.
You-me-us-we go to sleep hungry just because of stinking corruption at policy making stage.
We 121 crore have accepted the present situation in its totality.
Planning commission plans on basis of Rs 32/day formula whereas hunger deaths are on rise.
We are equally to blamed as much as the Govt.
b k chowla