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  • India ranks 94 among 107 nations in Global Hunger Index 2020; falls under ‘serious’ category

    India ranks 94 among 107 nations in Global Hunger Index 2020; falls under ‘serious’ category

    Last year, India's rank was 102 out of 117 countries.

    October 17, 2020
  • Detention of the alien

    Detention of the alien

    There are critical issues that cry out for urgent policy intervention. India’s rank in the Global Hunger Index is but one of them. The illegal immigrants and the construction of detention camps to house the proliferating numbers have given a new dimension to a declining economy with dwindling jobs. Thus the discourse over citizenship, legal or illegal, is not only to pit one category of people against another on religious and ethnic lines, and create a false sense of urgency in the matter of eviction.

    November 2, 2019
  • Perilous path

    Perilous path

    The increase in wealth did not lead to any appreciable improvement in our ranking in the Global Hunger Index which would indicate that "trickle-down economics" is not working in our case; the lot of the poor does not seem to be improving while the rich are definitely getting richer. The inescapable conclusion is that better and leak-proof implementation of poverty alleviation programmes and more direct interventions to end poverty and hunger are needed.

    October 23, 2019
  • Hunger pangs

    Hunger pangs

    There is little evidence of basing strategies, for instance, on low-cost, locally-available food, which may provide far greater sustainability and be easier to deliver through ongoing nutrition programmes.

    October 20, 2019
  • Hunger calibrated

    Hunger calibrated

    The government ought to be riveted to the social underbelly rather than other issues.

    October 17, 2019
  • India ranks 102 in Global Hunger Index below neighbours Pak, Nepal, Bangladesh

    India ranks 102 in Global Hunger Index below neighbours Pak, Nepal, Bangladesh

    The GHI report was published on October 15 where India was the worst performer among South Asian countries which mostly were ranked between 66 to 94.

    October 16, 2019
  • India needs a surgical strike — on hunger

    India needs a surgical strike — on hunger

    India ranked 103 out of 119 countries in the Global Hunger Index published in 2018, dropping three places from the previous year’s index

    May 10, 2019
  • Tryst with Democracy~II

    Tryst with Democracy~II

    To ensure a viable democracy, the emphasis should be on a discussion of its essentials, and strengthening of institutions that support democracy, not the party in power. The federated system also places checks and balances on the various levels of government, thereby guarding against an overconcentration of power at the national level. But if the party at the Centre has a brute majority, the federal system becomes a victim.

    December 7, 2018
  • The neglected child

    The neglected child

    We are guilty of many mistakes, but our worst crime is to ab­an­don children. We thus neglect the fountain of life. Many of the things that we need can wait; the child cannot not least because his bones, his blood, and his senses are in the formative stage of development. The recent signal on the …

    December 30, 2017
  • Hunger report sparks fireworks in verse as Smriti hits back at Rahul

    Hunger report sparks fireworks in verse as Smriti hits back at Rahul

    India’s abysmal ranking on the Global Hunger Index (GHI) sparked fireworks involving the principal Opposition Congress and the ruling BJP on Twitter on Saturday. As Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi went poetic while taking on the Narendra Modi dispensation on the issue, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani hit back at Rahul while also resorting …

    October 14, 2017
  • Nepal ahead of India, South Asian neighbours in reducing hunger

    Nepal ahead of India, South Asian neighbours in reducing hunger

    Nepal is several notches ahead of India and its other South Asian neighbours in the campaign to reduce hunger, according to the Global Hunger Index. According to the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Thursday, Nepal saw rapid improvement in reducing hunger and is nearing the …

    October 14, 2017
  • Nepal ahead of India, South Asian neighbours in reducing hunger

    Nepal ahead of India, South Asian neighbours in reducing hunger

    Nepal is several notches ahead of India and its other South Asian neighbours in the campaign to reduce hunger, according to the Global Hunger Index. According to the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Thursday, Nepal saw rapid improvement in reducing hunger and is nearing the …

    October 14, 2017
  • Hunger amidst food security

    Hunger amidst food security

    The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is an extremely important tool for the measurement of hunger in 118 countries. It is designed to calibrate and track hunger on the basis of global, national, and regional parameters. Released every year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, GHI highlights the successes and …

    May 15, 2017