In India everyday about 3000 children die due to hunger and various diseases related to it.
At one hand we are having bumper harvest of wheat and rice,we face problem regarding their storage and on the other hand
3000 young lives dying everyday because of hunger.
Bumper harvest yet of no use.Four in every 10 Indian children are malnourished, says UN report.
India ranks a lowly 66 out of 88 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2008. The report says India has more hungry people - more than 200 million - than any other country in the world.
One-third of the world's poor live in India, according to the latest poverty estimates from the World Bank. Based on its new threshold of poverty - $1.25 a day - the number of India's poor people has actually gone up from 421 million in 1981 to 456 million in 2005.
It seems that the government officials are happy with the tonns of grains and rice being rotten but they can't use it for their own people.
A recent news shows sacks of wheat and rice exported illegally to neighbouring countries by msome mafia.The big question is how thye got accces to government godowns.
Here there are thousands of sacks of decomposing wheat, occupying an area the size of a football field and towering in some places to the height of a house. Tarpaulins cover most of the mounds, but many of the bags are torn, spilling blackened grain blighted by fungus and insects.
Around 48 percent of Indian Children are stunted, 20 percent wasted and 70 percent anemic - will have serious repercussions.
Surprisingly,India grows enough food to meet the needs of its 1.2 billion people. It is estimated that about seven percent of food grains are wasted due to lack of storage space and inefficient transportation.
*Images sourced from Internet.