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  • Hungry Indian

    Hungry Indian

    The demand and supply construct has turned out to be a lethal cocktail of hunger, grinding poverty and manipulative distribution of foodgrain. In the net, the country is on the cusp of poverty and hunger; both have worsened in the midst of a public health catastrophe. The marginalized sections, comprising labourers and migrant workers, were by and large deprived of the government’s benefits.

    February 25, 2022
  • Hidden Hunger

    Hidden Hunger

    Gender inequality is linked to the prevalence of undernutrition. In terms of access to food and nutrition, deep-seated intra-household inequalities and disparities divide the women from men. In India and other parts of South Asia, women will traditionally eat after the men and children have been fed. It is culturally accepted that men of the household, the customary breadwinners, are entitled to the lion’s share of the available food

    February 14, 2022
  • Anna Hazare announces hunger strike against Maharashtra’s liberalized excise policy

    Anna Hazare announces hunger strike against Maharashtra’s liberalized excise policy

    Hazare has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister announcing the hunger strike. "If the government does not take back the decision to sell wine considering the sentiments of the workers and the people across the state, then we have to agitate...I will have to start an indefinite hunger strike from February 14 at the Yadav Baba temple at Ralegan Siddhi," stated the letter.

    February 9, 2022
  • 20 Bangladeshi fishermen stranded in Odisha repatriated

    20 Bangladeshi fishermen stranded in Odisha repatriated

    Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarojini Naidu undertook successful repatriation of one Bangladeshi Fishing Boat ‘AllaharDaan’ along with 20 Bangladeshi fishermen at Indo-Bangladesh International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), said coast guard personnel.

    January 9, 2022
  • Yogi Adityanath govt has taken UP to top position in custodial deaths, farmer suicides: Akhilesh Yadav

    Yogi Adityanath govt has taken UP to top position in custodial deaths, farmer suicides: Akhilesh Yadav

    Addressing the people here, Yadav said, "Those who claim to make Uttar Pradesh number one in the country have actually taken it to the top position in custodial deaths, hunger index, farmer suicides, in selling public enterprises and banks and in burying cows alive. Can anyone imaging that live cows can be buried?"

    December 17, 2021
  • Over 375 mn people went hungry in Asia-Pacific due to Covid: Report

    Over 375 mn people went hungry in Asia-Pacific due to Covid: Report

    According to the 2021 Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, in this region alone, more than 1.1 billion people did not have access to adequate food in 2020 -- an increase of almost 150 million people in just one year.

    December 16, 2021
  • Living with Hunger

    Living with Hunger

    Hunger is preventable. It is not difficult to end hunger in India. It is not like that we don’t have the food to feed the hungry. India produces more than enough food to provide for all its citizens. It is primarily a problem of general poverty. The problem lies in access to food.

    November 11, 2021
  • 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
  • Hunger Myths

    Hunger Myths

    There is a knotty problem of defining hunger, subjectively and objectively, and differentiating it from starvation on the one hand and malnutrition on the other. Hunger literally means the physiological desire to consume food. But this subjective definition does not lead automatically to an understanding of the extent of food deprivation.

    August 23, 2020
  • Hunger Pandemic

    Hunger Pandemic

    Indeed, fears have been expressed that the repercussions of Covid-19 could be deadlier than the virus itself. While coronavirus has left families in even the richest countries in hunger, it could mean starvation for the poorest, as in parts of Odisha as reports in this newspaper affirm.

    April 28, 2020
  • Drive your hunger away with this ‘Vegan Curried Cauliflower and Beetroot Soup’

    Drive your hunger away with this ‘Vegan Curried Cauliflower and Beetroot Soup’

    Instead of binge-eating, you can try something healthy before dinner.

    February 18, 2020
  • A Nutritious Budget?

    A Nutritious Budget?

    While the hunger is actual, the size of the economy must remain a consummation to be devoutly wished for or even just a pie in the sky amidst the slowdown.

    February 5, 2020
  • Poor Economics

    Poor Economics

    India is one of the 193 countries that have pledged to alleviate poverty, hunger and gender inequality by 2030.

    January 3, 2020
  • Why you shouldn’t take major decisions on an empty stomach

    Why you shouldn’t take major decisions on an empty stomach

    There is also a danger that people experiencing hunger due to poverty may make decisions that entrench their situation.

    September 18, 2019
  • Trash Hunger, Not Food

    Trash Hunger, Not Food

    Hunger is a reality as much as it is a problem that plagues every part of the world. Striving to deal with it, several organisations have chosen to ensure that food that would otherwise go waste is distributed to the needy, reports Jagriti Sharma.

    July 20, 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
  • Child drinks insecticide due to hunger in MP, NCPCR sends team

    Child drinks insecticide due to hunger in MP, NCPCR sends team

    A tribal child in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district reportedly consumed insecticide out of hunger, prompting the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to set up an inquiry into the matter.

    January 7, 2019