Indians Going Hungry
On January 5, Nigin Binish, a 25-year-old student, arrived in Delhi, having walked all the way from Coimbatore. He began his trek months ago, in August, and plans to continue on foot all the way up to Kashmir. Moved by the sight of an old woman foraging for food in a trash can, Binish says he hopes his journey will help raise awareness of food wastage in India. The figures are startling. India produces much more food than it needs and still food security is not guaranteed. Tens of millions go hungry. Despite this, tens of thousands of crores worth of food is wasted in India every year. More than a third of Indian children under five are stunted. Surely economic development must include the ability to feed our citizens?