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Global Hunger Index: Why Can’t India Put Food On the Table?

But why does India have the lowest rank among its neighbours in the Global Hunger Index? Tune in!

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Remember how a journalist from Uttar Pradesh was booked recently for exposing how children at a government school were being served roti and salt as their mid-day meal? He got accused of maligning the UP government but the truth is that India does have a hunger problem. Our country has been ranked 102 among 117 countries that featured in the Global Hunger Index report.

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102nd rank means malnutrition is a “serious” problem in the country. And although India and Pakistan compete with each other for most things starting with cricket, India is not only behind it's economically poorer neighbour Pakistan but also Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

But why does India have the lowest rank among its neighbours? What is holding the governments from putting the food on the table? For these questions we got in touch with Dr Giridhar Babu, Professor and Head of Lifecourse Epidemiology at Public Health Foundation of India and Dr Chandrakant S Pandav who is a Member National Council for India Nutritional Challenges, POSHAN Abhiyan. Tune in!

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