ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Alarming Hunger in India

Does the Global Hunger Index convey the actual picture of hunger in India? While there are methodological issues in the measurement of calorific undernourishment, India’s performance remains poor in tackling child undernutrition, but not so in child mortality. The varying performance in the three domains calls for an objective assessment and targeted remedial measures in aspects where performance is poor.

The Hunger Conundrum

India has to accelerate efforts to improve the nutrition levels of the population.

India’s Hunger Pangs

The NDA government’s record in controlling hunger is dismal despite rising stocks of cereal.

Recent Shifts in Infant Mortality in India

The web version of this article corrects a few errors that appeared in the print edition. The pace of decline in infant mortality in India has quickened in recent years after the introduction of the National Rural Health Mission. However, the post-neonatal deaths have declined faster than the neonatal deaths despite the emphasis on preventing the latter in the health mission. Apart from a number of reasons, this is linked to the poor quality of the public health services in general, and the undernourishment and anaemia levels of pregnant women in particular.
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