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Jharkhand  /  Published 06.11.21

Families borrow grains

Over 30 families of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group in Jharkhand had to borrow foodgrains from relatives during the festive season as they were bereft of their share enshrined under National Food...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Free fall: India slips on Global Hunger Index

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress and inclusion. A week after the Unesco report showing the precarious state of education in India came the 2021 Global Hunger Index&...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.21

Bengal to join Centre’s ration scheme

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government was working to join the “One nation, one ration card” scheme — which is yet to be implemented in the state — and Bengal is likely ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.21

Chinks in the NREGA armour

The current unprecedented humanitarian crisis has exposed the country’s health system as well as its administrative capacities to address a challenge of this scale. The second wave of the corona...
By Debmalya Nandy

India  /  Published 27.04.21

Card hurdle to grain for migrants

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By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

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Opinion  /  Published 11.03.21

Food wastage and hunger

A closer look at the cause of human suffering can yield shocking revelations. The United Nations’s Food Waste Index Report 2021 showed, for instance, that in 2019, an estimated 931 mil...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.12.20

State: hunger pangs worse now

“The rest got the free grain only for only some months. Amongst those without a NFSA ration card, almost a third had applied for a card, but had not obtained one. Another 18 per cent were unawar...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.20

Hungry India: layered and complex

A step backward can reverse years of progress. Such a threat looms large over India’s efforts to tackle malnutrition. Data from the latest National Family Health Survey reveal that in the last f...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.20

Keep a close eye: Social audits in India

The auditing agility of government programmes seems to have gained strength. After the recent floods in Assam, the state planned to carry out a social audit of relief measures to look into corruption ...
By Santosh Kumar Biswal, Uttam Chakraborty

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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