In­di­ans Go­ing Hun­gry

India Today - - UPFRONT -

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?

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.