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The Republic Of Hunger
Every third malnourished child in the world is from India, so what is the government doing to feed its millions?
Last Modified: 11 May 2012 19:18

More than 40 per cent of India's 61 million children are malnourished, prompting the prime minister to declare the problem a "national shame".

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A recent report reveals that levels are twice that of sub-Saharan Africa, making every third malnourished child in the world an Indian.

India has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and runs one of the largest child feeding programmes.

But critics say only a fraction of aid reaches the needy.

101 East travels to India and asks what the country is doing to feed its millions.

 
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