Hunger

Hunger

State of Hunger in India

According to FAO estimates in ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2018” report, believe it or not.... 195.9 million people go hungry everyday in India; that means 14.8% of the population. 51.4% of women in reproductive age between 15 to 49 years are anaemic. 38.4% of the children aged under five in India are stunted (too short for their age), 21% suffer from wasting, meaning their weight is too low for their height. To make a long story short, 1 in 4 children are malnourished. Malnourished children have a higher risk of death from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, and malaria. Us

The Global Hunger Index 2017 ranks India at 100 out of 119 countries on the basis of three leading indicators – prevalence of wasting and stunting in children under 5 years, under 5 child mortality rate, and the proportion of undernourished in the population. India is home to the largest undernourished population in the world Us

Taking these facts into consideration, it is imperative that we slowly but steadily work towards bringing these values to the minimum. For this, only a determined mind and a heart of gold are the bare minimum requirements. There are various ways in which we contribute. So come forward and contribute to the great cause as much as you can. Us