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India is still a hunger hotspot | Arvind Virmani, Charan Singh

12 January 2014

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Malnutrition, lack of clean water and prevalence of poor sanitation are the main causes of high child mortality in India.

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) was released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Welt Hunger Hilfe (WHH) recently. According to the GHI, the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since the early 1990s and the millennium development goal of halving the share of hungry people in the world between 1990 and 2015 may be within reach.But it does not seem that the more ambitious goal of drastically reducing the absolute number of hungry people in the same period is achievable. In 1990-92, one billion went hungry, while in 2013 there are still 870 million people who suffer from hunger.

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