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Global Hunger Index
Opinion  /  Published 02.06.21

New education order reinvents the varnashram

Last year, Rahim Shekh of Englishbazar, Malda, was hawking pineapples. Divya and Mounika picked cotton in a Telangana village. Chand of Saharanpur sold samosas by the roadside. A year earlie...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 24.03.21

Link to life: Hunger and access to food

Food may be inaccessible for a large number of Indians, but fig leaves are abundant on government premises. Responding to a question in Parliament about India being ranked 94th among 107 countries in ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 20.03.21

Govt questions hunger report

The Narendra Modi government has finally realised the importance of data, thanks to the “foreign hand”. The Union agriculture and farmers’ welfare ministry has asked the NGO behind ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Free fall: indices of progress

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress. With the largest number of internet shutdowns in the world, India has recorded a third consecutive year of declining online freedom; it...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.20

Twin problem: Enough food but severe hunger

India ranks 94 out of 107 nations on the Global Hunger Index 2020. At a cosmetic level, this ranking seems to be an improvement as India’s score on the index, which stood at 32.2 in 2010, is at ...
By The Editorial Board

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India  /  Published 18.10.20

Hunger index: India is behind all neighbours

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By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.20

Fleeting fame

Sir — The fact that India ranks at 94 out of 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index, 2020, shows that there is a wide gap between boastful claims of the government and harsh realities on the g...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.20

Two sides

The bigger picture may be grim, but there is also a ray of hope. While the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report bears ill tidings for the global hunger situation — ...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.10.18

Jharkhand famished, says report

Over half of Jharkhand’s 3-crore-plus population do not have enough food and over one-fourth of the state’s households — 26 per cent — can have only two meals in a day.Shocking statistics like...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.19

Battling hunger: Jharkhand shows the way

Chronic hunger has, for a while now, been made undetectable. For instance, even though pockets in Jharkhand have been reporting ‘hunger deaths’ — 21 such cases in the state made up a quarter of ...
By The Editorial Board


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