India: The Republic Of Hunger
Every third malnourished child in the world is from India, so what is the government doing to feed its millions?
More than 40 per cent of India’s 61 million children are malnourished, prompting the prime minister to declare the problem a “national shame”.
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.
Published On 11 May 2012